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Dr Louise Terry

Dr Louise Terry

Lecturer

Email
terryl1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0247
Campuses
3.05, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Research Overview

My main research interests are in ocular imaging, anterior eye, contact lenses, and myopia control. I undertook my postgraduate research at Cardiff University, submitting my thesis entitled ‘An in vivo investigation of choroidal vasculature in age-related macular degeneration’ in May 2017. This work was centered around the use of artificial intelligence to detect and classify this condition from 3-D OCT scans of the back of the eye. As a qualified optometrist, my research has a strong clinical focus, and I work with collaborators in both acamedia and industry on several projects.

Teaching Overview

I lead the 3rd year undergraduate module on Low Vision and Contact Lenses, delivering lectures and other learning materials, as well as supervising 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate contact lens clinics. I started the Myopia Control clinic at the University, fitting children with specialised contact lenses aimed at slowing down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness). I also teach on multiple postgraduate clinical modules with WOPEC, including Contact Lenses and Tear Film Disorders. I am recognised as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Biography

Educational and professional qualifications

  • 2017 – PhD, An in-vivo investigation of choroidal vasculature in AMD, Cardiff University
  • 2016 – Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • 2013 – Registered Optometrist (GOC no: 01-27549), MCOptom, MBCLA
  • 2012 – First Class Honours in Optometry, Cardiff University

School and University Roles and Committees

  • 2020 - present – Admissions tutor
  • 2019 - present – School Research Ethics and Audit Committee, member
  • 2018 - present – Postgraduate teaching coordinator

Honours and awards

  • Industry funding 'Evaluation of toric daily disposable contact lenses', £7000; 2019
  • Global Challenges Research Fund. 'The Ghana Glaucoma Project'. PI: L Terry, Co-applicants: T Redmond, J Albon, EK Morny (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), £34,520; 2019
  • BCLA-funded summer research scholarship (£1500); 2019
  • Internal funding for new corneal topographer for teaching and research (£5000); 2019
  • Internal funding (total £4516) for two undergraduate summer research projects; 2019
  • Internal funding (total £4200) for two undergraduate summer research projects; 2018
  • Travel grant (£1000) awarded by the College of Optometrists to present at ARVO Annual Meeting 2016
  • Internal funding (£1080 and £1200) for two undergraduate summer research projects
    (co-applicant); 2015 and 2016
  • Prize for best oral presentation at Cardiff University Speaking of Science 2015

Professional memberships

  • GOC membership 01-27549
  • College of Optometrists membership (MCOptom)
  • Association of Optometrists membership
  • Member of the British Contact Lens Association (MBCLA)
  • Member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)

Academic positions

  • 2018 - present – Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 2013 - present – Locum Optometrist
  • 2017 - 2018 – Teacher, Cardiff University
  • 2016 - 2018– Clinical Supervisor, Cardiff University
  • 2016 - 2017 – Clinical Trials Optometrist, University Hospital of Wales
  • 2013 - 2017 – Postgraduate Researcher, Cardiff University
  • 2013 - 2016 – Student Demonstrator, Cardiff University

Speaking engagements

  • 2019 International Myopia Conference, Tokyo, Japan 
  • 2019 Dry Eye Day, Birmingham Optical (Invited speaker), 'Dry eye overview and the importance of MGD management', Birmingham, UK
  • 2019 BCLA Conference (Invited speaker), 'Walking the talk - multifocal contact lenses', Manchester, UK
  • 2019 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2019 OCT Refresher Day, Birmingham Optical (Invited speaker), 'OCT and macular disease - past, present, and future), Birmingham, UK
  • 2018 British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS), Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • 2017  British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS), Plymouth University, UK
  • 2016  British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS), University of Ulster, UK
  • 2016  British Council Researcher Links Newton-Al-Farabi Partnership Programme Workshop, Kazakh Eye Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 2016  School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Postgraduate Seminar Series, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2016  Young Vision Researchers’ Colloquium, Bristol Vision Institute, UK
  • 2016  Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA
  • 2015  Speaking of Science, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2014  British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS), Cardiff University, UK
  • 2014  Speaking of Science, Cardiff University, UK

Committees and reviewing

  • Member - British & Irish Universities and Colleges Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE) committee
  • Journal reviewer:
    • Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    • Translational Vision Science and Technology
    • Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
    • Current Eye Research
    • Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
    • Optometry in Practice

Publications

2020

2017

2016

Teaching

Teaching Overview

I lead the 3rd year undergraduate module on Low Vision and Contact Lenses, delivering lectures and other learning materials, as well as supervising 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate contact lens clinics. I started the Myopia Control clinic at the University, fitting children with specialised contact lenses aimed at slowing down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness). I also teach on multiple postgraduate clinical modules with WOPEC, including Contact Lenses and Tear Film Disorders. I am recognised as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Optometric Publications

  • Ghorbani Mojarrad N, and Terry L. Myopia: a genetic or environmentally induced problem? Optometry in Practice, May 2020. 
  • Terry L. The ABC of OCT; Patient outcomes; My take on OCT, Optometry Today, February 2019. 
  • Terry L. OCT: past, present, and future, Optometry Today, October 2017.
  • Terry L, and Wood A. The choroid: a clearer clinical view. Optometry Today, April 2017.

Research Overview

My main research interests are in ocular imaging, anterior eye, contact lenses, and myopia control. I undertook my postgraduate research at Cardiff University, submitting my thesis entitled ‘An in vivo investigation of choroidal vasculature in age-related macular degeneration’ in May 2017. This work was centered around the use of artificial intelligence to detect and classify this condition from 3-D OCT scans of the back of the eye. As a qualified optometrist, my research has a strong clinical focus, and I work with collaborators in both acamedia and industry on several projects.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of: 

  • Ocular imaging
  • AMD
  • Choroid
  • Myopia
  • Myopia control
  • Contact lenses

Areas of expertise

External profiles