In 2008 I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a B Med Sci in Orthoptics. Following that I completed an MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Manchester. Alongside this degree I worked as a part-time orthoptist at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital. After my MSc I continued work as an orthoptist and also began work at the University of Manchester as an optometry clinical tutor.
Since April 2010 I have started work at the University of Reading as a research assistant to Dr Anna Horwood and Dr Patricia Riddell, where we are studying the development of ocular convergence and accommodation over the lifespan. From October 2010 I will be starting my PhD researching aniso-accommodation in anisometropia.