Dr Katie Mortlock

Dr Katie Mortlock

Lecturer

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Email:
mortlockke@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29 2087 0565
Fax:
+44 29 2087 4859
Location:
2.19, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

I am a part-time T&S lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.  My teaching responsibilities are primarily centred on the Preliminary Year of the Optometry course (B511), although I also contribute to other teaching in the first and third years of the course. 

Educational and Professional Qualifications

2016 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2001 PhD (Optometry and Vision Sciences) Cardiff University, UK
1996 Registration, General Optical Council, UK
1995 BSc (Hons), Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University‚Äč, UK

Professional memberships

  • Registered with the General Optical Council
  • Member of the Association of Optometrists

Academic positions

2015 - present Lecturer (0.4 FTE), School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
2013 - 2014 Teaching Fellow (0.4 FTE), School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
2002 - 2013 Research Associate (part-time since 2004), School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University 
1996 - 1999 Clinical Demonstrator, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

Speaking engagements

  • 2012: Cornea to Cortex, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2012: UKEGS Update, Annual Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Liverpool, UK
  • 2011: UKEGS Annual Meeting, Manchester, UK
  • 2010: EUROMECH Colloquium 518, Imperial College, London, UK
  • 2010: UKEGS Annual Meeting, Liverpool, UK
  • 2009: UKEGS Update, Annual Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Birmingham, UK

Committees and reviewing

2018 - present Student Survey Co-ordinator
2015 - present Member of the IT committee
2015 - present Member of the BSc Board of Studies
2013 - present Learning Central Domain Administrator
2013 - present Member of the BSc Examinations Board
2013 - 2018 Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee
2010 - 2011 Member of the I&E committee
2003 - 2013 Member of the Researchers' Forum

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I was part of the team employed to develop the internal Preliminary Year at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, and therefore the majority of my teaching responsibilities are concentrated around this year, where I am module leader for two modules. 

Away from the Preliminary Year, I am module leader for a first year module and supervise third year research projects. I have previously contributed to other Preliminary and first year modules, and delivered electrophysiology lectures in the third year.

I have also recorded a lecture on NHS research ethics, and supervised an MSc project for WOPEC. 

I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since December 2016.

Although I am not currently involved in any research projects, I have research experience in clinical investigation of eye diseases which typically affect the posterior segment of the eye, particularly diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. 

I have been involved in projects which investigate visual function in diabetic retinopathy and ocular hypertension using objective and subjective techniques, with an emphasis on visual electrophysiology.  These investigations employed techniques such as the photopic negative response and S-cone electroretinogram (ERG), as well as more standard photopic and scotopic ERG and visual evoked potential techniques.  Before commencing my current teaching role, I contributed to a project exploring structural changes in the optic nerve head in glaucoma using long wavelength (1050nm) laboratory optical coherence tomography.