Dr Angharad Hobby

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  • Qualifications:PhD BSc(Hons) MCOptom AFHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - [Optometry]
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 82169
  • Email:Angharad.Hobby@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I'm an Optometrist, Researcher and Senior Lecturer with clinical interests in paediatric optometry/chronic eye disease/low vision, and research interests in clinical research, public health, and medical education. 

I currently teach on the 'Binocular Vision and Paediatrics', and 'Clinical Skills 2' modules. When I'm not at UWE I work as a specialist hospital optometrist in South Wales, providing services in several clinics including complex glaucoma, paediatric ophthalmology, and unscheduled eye care. I'm also a member of the Council and Board of Optometry Wales and chair their Research and Development Sub-committee.

I was awarded my PhD for my thesis titled "An investigation of the effect of long-term anti-VEGF therapy on retinal function and structure in people with neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration" which I completed as part of the David Crabb Lab at City, University of London. This research was funded by the College of Optometrists.

My most recent research projects were two public/population health projects, both using a mixed methods approach. The first is examining acute eye conditions in primary and secondary care where we are investigating the unmet need to better understand each of the different providers of urgent eye care. The second is an evaluation of pilot schemes for community-based eye care services designed to alleviate progressively unsustainable pressures on hospital ophthalmology outpatient services. This project was funded by WEFO.

Further details on my work can be found via these links:
ORCID - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6007-2685
ResearchGate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Angharad-Hobby
Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%22author%3AAngharad+E+Hobby%22

Area of expertise

My main clinical interests lie in paediatric optometry, chronic eye disease, and low vision. 

My research interests are in in clinical research, public/population health, and medical education.

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