Dr Tom Margrain
Educational and Professional Qualifications:
2000 MILT (Member of the Higher Education Academy).
1998 PhD (Visual Science) City University, London.
1987 MCOptom (Member of the College of Optometrists).
1986 BSc (Ophthalmic Optics, 2:1), Aston University.
2010-present: Reader / Director of Innovation and Engagement, Cardiff University.
2005-2010: Senior Lecturer / Clinical Director, Cardiff University.
2000-2005: Lecturer (B) / Clinical Director, Cardiff University.
1997-2000: Lecturer (A), Cardiff University.
1995-1996: Research Fellow, City University, London.
1993-1995: Research Assistant, City University, London.
School Roles and Committees:
2012 - present: Director of Innovation and Engagement
2011 - present: Member of Research Committee
2012 - present: Board of Directors
2011 - present: Module Leader, MSc Research Programme
2004 - present: Module Leader, BSc, “Optometric Practice”
2010 - present: National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), Wales Specialty Group Lead for Ophthalmology.
2010 - present: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Ophthalmology Speciality Group, Welsh Representative.
2011 - present: Trial Advisor: “Stepped-care to reduce depression and anxiety in visually impaired older adults - a randomized controlled trial.”
2008 - 2011: External Examiner, Undergraduate Scheme, City University, London.
Innovation and Engagement:
2014: Presentation, Top Doctors Conference, Macular Society, Bristol, “Experimental treatments for Macular Disease”.
2012: Presentation, Queens University Belfast “Early Detection of AMD”.
2012: Presentation, City University, London “Macular Disease Detection and Diagnosis”.
2012: Presentation, Singleton Hospital, Swansea. “Ophthalmology Research Scoping Study”.
2011: Presentation Eye Care Conference, Cardiff “Sight Loss and Depression”
2011: Presentation South Wales Eye Forum “Depression in Visual Impairment”
2011: Resource: RNIB, “Low Vision Assessment Framework”
2010: Presentation: Wales and West Vision Conference, “Low Vision Service Models”
2010: Presentation: School of Optics and Optometry, Terrassa, Spain, “Clinical teaching of Optometry”,
2010: TV, CANAL TERRASSA, Spain, “Optometry”.