Asma Ahida Binti Ahmad Zahidi

Asma Ahida Binti Ahmad Zahidi

Research student, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Educational and Professional Qualifications

April 2015 – Present: PhD, Characteristics and impact of nystagmus in children with and without Down’s syndrome, Cardiff University
2009-2013: MHSc. (Optom), Effectiveness of vision screening training module in detecting vision impairment by preschool teachers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, National University of Malaysia
2003-2007: B. Optom, National University of Malaysia


Professional Memberships

Registered with the Malaysian Optical Council

Conference/seminar presentations

Asma A A Zahidi, J Margaret Woodhouse, Jonathan T Erichsen. 2016. The Effect of Stimulus Type and Size on the Quality of Eye Movement Data in Patients with Infantile Nystagmus. International Conference and Expo on Optometry and Vision Science, Rome, Italy (poster presentation)

Omar, R., Ahmad Zahidi, A.A., Mohd Ali. M., Abd Shatar, V.F., Mohd Saat, N. Z. 2011. Kie Vision Preschool Vision Screening Kit. International Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2011), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center

Asma Ahida Ahmad Zahidi, Rokiah Omar, Manisah Mohd. Ali. 2011. Knowledge of Vision Screening Among KEMAS Preschool Teachers. The 10th International Conference on Low Vision, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur (poster presentation)

Asma Ahida Ahmad Zahidi, Rokiah Omar, Manisah Mohd. Ali. 2010. Vision Screening By Preschool Teachers:  A Preliminary Result. International Symposium of Health Sciences (i-Sihat 2010), Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (poster presentation)

Honours and Awards

Community Engagement Award, National University of Malaysia, 2013

Bronze Medal at the International Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2011), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Kie Vision Preschool Vision Screening Kit

University Committees

Member of Eye Movement Experimental Research Group (EMERG), Cardiff University
Member of the Down’s syndrome Research Unit, Cardiff University
Postgraduate representative for the School Board

Teaching Overview

I undertake teaching on the BSc (Hons) Optometry programme. This year, I am a demonstrator for:

  • OP2202 Contact Lenses (2nd year)

Research interests

The title of my PhD project is “Nature and impact of nystagmus in children with and without Down’s syndrome”. The aim of this project is to obtain a better understanding of the existence and characteristics of nystagmus and its impact on the visual function of children with and without Down’s syndrome.

Maggie Woodhouse

Dr Margaret Woodhouse

Senior Lecturer

Jon Erichsen

Professor Jonathan Erichsen

Professor of Visual Neuroscience