Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad
Research student, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Educational and Professional Qualifications
2016 - Present: PhD, Genetic Prediction of Myopia, Cardiff University
2015: Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, College of Optometrists
2015: Professional Certificate in Low Vision, College of Optometrists
2015: Diploma in School Vision - Merit, SVUK
2015: EHEW, Glaucoma Referral Refinement and Cataract Referral Refinement accreditation, LOCSU
2013 - 2014: Qualification and MCOptom Accreditation, College of Optometrists
2010 - 2013: BSC (Hons) Optometry - First Class, University of Manchester
2014 - Present: Registered with the General Optometric Council (Reg. No: 01-28219)
2014 - Present: Member of the College of Optometrists
2012 - Present: Member of the British Contact Lens Association
2010 - Present: Member of the Association of Optometrists
Honours and Awards
Newly Qualified Optometrist of the Year 2015. National AOP Awards.
‘Outstanding Effort and Contribution’ winner of the University PASS scheme 2012. University of Manchester.
Innovation and Engagement
2016: CITER Workshop engagement with college students interested in Science and Tissue study.
2013-2015: 4 written articles in Optometry Today: Pre-Registration placements and assessments, OCT
2016 - Present: School Research Audit Ethics Committee
2016 - Present: UK Eye Genetics Group (EGG)
I am a supervisor in the 3rd year Contact Lens Clinic. I occasionally also supervise the 3rd year Primary Care Clinic. I have previously delivered a lecture on Intra-Ocular Pressure to Year 0 Optometry.
The number of myopic (short-sighted) people around the world is increasing, causing a higher demand of visual corrective wear and increasing the number of many sight-threatening eye conditions. My research is aimed at finding genetic variants that cause myopia, and using these to predict children at risk of developing myopia.
Professor Jeremy Guggenheim
Dr Cathy Williams