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Dr Katharine Evans 

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Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 6237
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74859
Location:Room 3.07, Maindy Road

Research Overview

I completed a PhD that investigated visual function, ocular surface and tear film characteristics in children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).  My primary research interest involves analysis of the tear film and ocular surface, particularly during contact lens wear or in conditions such as dry eye.  I am particularly interested in understanding how dry eye is currently managed with a view to implementing more effective strategies and management plans for optometrists and GPs.  I have successfully supervised two PhD students who have investigated the retina in CF and the effect of cosmetics on the ocular surface.  My current PhD student is investigating dry eye in the Netherlands.  

Teaching Overview

I am a Deputy Admissions Tutor and module leader of OP2202 and OP2302, the second and third year contact lens modules.  I supervise a number of students undertaking their third year research projects (OP3102) and also deliver lectures for the year zero module OP0205.  Furthermore, in 2013 I was appointed the second year lead for undergraduate teaching.  I also undertake MSc teaching with WOPEC and am currently the support module leader for the Tear Film MSc module (OPT014) and provide support for the Research Skills module (OPT008).  I have written a number of Continuing Education and Training (CET) articles and delivered a variety of CET lectures at conferences and meetings and for local optical committees.  Furthermore, I am a Faculty Member for Johnson and Johnson’s the Vision Care Institute where I have presented at a number of workshops.