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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.

Academic Positions:

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”

External Committees:

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”.