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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Dr Manbir Nagra currently leads the final year undergraduate contact lens module and co-leads the postgraduate College of Optometrists accredited Professional Higher Certificate in Contact Lenses. Manbir is also co-organiser of the 'Workshops in Contact Lenses' (WinC) educational event.

Manbir serves as the current vice-chair of the British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE).

Manbir's research involves investigating the causes of myopia, its impact, and therapies to inhibit myopia progression.

Qualifications

  1. PhD Myopia: Structural and functional correlates, Aston University, Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  2. BSc(Hons) Optometry, Aston University, Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Employment

  1. Lecturer in Optometry and Visual Science, City, University of London, 2015 – present
  2. Erasmus training placement (3/52), CSIC, Madrid, 2014
  3. Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Assistant, Aston University, Birmingham, 2011 – 2015
  4. Sessional Lecturer/Clinical Instructor, Aston University, Birmingham, 2011 – 2014
  5. Lecturer in Optometry & Visual Science, City University London, London, 2011 – 2012
  6. Visiting Postdoc (3/12), University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  7. Postgraduate, Aston University, 2006 – 2010
  8. Clinical Instructor, Aston University, Birmingham, 2006 – 2009
  9. Senior Low Vision Optometrist (sessional), University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, 2006 – 2008
  10. Optometrist, Locum, 2006 – present
  11. Pre-registration optometrist training, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, 2004 – 2005

Fellowships

  1. Fellowship (FBCLA), British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), Jun 2017
  2. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2014 – present

Memberships of Committees

  1. Reviewer, Fight for Sight, Scientific Review Committee (US), 2016 – present
  2. Vice-Chair, British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE), 2015 – present
  3. Committee member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Diversity Initiatives Committee, May 2014 – May 2017

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. Fellow, British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), Apr 2017 – present
  2. International Association of Contact Lens Educators, Sep 2015 – present
  3. British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE), Sep 2015 – present
  4. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Dec 2008 – present
  5. Member, College of Optometrists, Oct 2005 – present
  6. Registered Optometrist, General Optical Council, Oct 2005 – present

Research

Research

Research interests

Myopia development and control
Ocular biometry
Functional aspects of myopia

Research Students

Name
Ms Eileen Senthan
Attendance
Feb 2017 – present, full-time
Thesis Title
Myopia control using orthokeratology in a UK child population
Role
1st Supervisor

Publications

Conference Papers and Proceedings (12)

  1. Nagra, M., Patel, M. and Barbur, J.L. (2017). Changes in forward light scatter parameters correlate with refractive error in young adults. Association for research in vision and ophthalmology (ARVO), Baltimore, USA .
  2. Nagra, M., Wilson, C.M., Ceccon, S., Thomson, W.D. and D'Ath, P.J. (2016). Distribution of mean refractive error for London 2012 competitors and support teams. Associaton for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). 1-5 May, Seattle.
  3. Nagra, M. and Wildsoet, C.F. (2015). Accommodation in young adults wearing multifocal soft contact lenses under long- and short- wavelength lighting. .
  4. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B. and Logan, N.S. (2014). Ocular volume in ametropia. BCOVS Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  5. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B. and Logan, N.S. (2013). Inter‐eye variation in posterior ocular shape for myopic and emmetropic human eyes. International Myopia Conference California, USA.
  6. Buckhurst, H., Gilmartin, B., Cubbidge, R., Nagra, M. and Logan, N.S. (2013). The relationship between anterior segment biometry and corneal biomechanics in myopia. .
  7. Lu, A., Nagra, M., Hammond, D.S. and Wildsoet, C.F. (2012). Effect of Extended Photoperiod on Myopia in Young Chicks. Associaton for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  8. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B., Dunne, M.C.M. and Logan, N.S. (2012). Concordance of Retinal Shape Profiles derived using 3D MRI and Peripheral Refraction in Adult Human Eyes. ARVO Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  9. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B., Logan, N.S., Furlong, P., Wilkinson, E. and Singh, K.D. (2011). The relationship between ocular shape and multifocal electroretinogram responses in myopic and emmetropic subjects. College of Optometrists Research Symposium Liverpool, UK.
  10. Gilmartin, B., Nagra, M., Logan, N.S. and Patel, H. (2011). Regional Variation In Ocular Dimensions In Human Myopia. ARVO Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  11. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B., Logan, N.S., Furlong, P. and Singh, K.D. (2009). Regional differences in retinal profiles between emmetropes and myopes. College of Optometrists Research Symposium Brighton, UK.
  12. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B., Logan, N.S., Furlong, P., Wilkinson, E. and Singh, K.D. (2009). Conformation of Sagittal and Axial Meridians in Human Myopia. ARVO Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Journal Articles (4)

  1. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B., Thai, N.J. and Logan, N.S. (2017). Determination of retinal surface area. Journal of anatomy . doi:10.1111/joa.12641.
  2. Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B. and Logan, N.S. (2014). Estimation of ocular volume from axial length. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 98(12), pp. 1697–1701. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2013-304652.
  3. Gilmartin, B., Nagra, M. and Logan, N.S. (2013). Shape of the Posterior Vitreous Chamber in Human Emmetropia and Myopia. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 54(12), pp. 7240–7251. doi:10.1167/iovs.13-12920.
  4. Buckhurst, H., Gilmartin, B., Cubbidge, R.P., Nagra, M. and Logan, N.S. (2013). Ocular biometric correlates of ciliary muscle thickness in human myopia. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 33(3), pp. 294–304. doi:10.1111/opo.12039.

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Practitioner Article

  1. (2014). Myopia control- intervention strategies. Optometry Today

Other Activities

Editorial Activity

  1. Reviewer for various optometric/ophthalmic journals and publishers including Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Springer UK, Peer reviewer.

Events/Conferences (4)

  1. Workshops in Contact lenses (City WinC). (Workshop) London, UK (2017). Organising Committee.
    Paper: Dry eye
    Author: Huntjens, B.
    Co-authors: Nagra, M.
    Description: http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2017/january/workshops-in-contact-lenses
  2. Workshops in Contact lenses (City WinC). (Workshop) London, UK (2017). Organising Committee.
    Paper: Complex contact lens fittings workshops
    Author: Nagra, M.
    Co-authors: Huntjens, B.
    Description: http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2017/january/workshops-in-contact-lenses
  3. British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) UK conference. (Workshop) Sutton Coldfield, UK (2016). Invited speaker.
    Paper: OCT use in anterior segment
    Author: Nagra, M.
    Co-authors: Huntjens, B.

Online Articles (3)

  1. City, University of London launches its first two day contact lens workshops event. Optometry TodayCity WinC: www.city.ac.uk/events/2017/january/workshops-in-contact-lenses
  2. First two-day contact lens workshops event launched at City. City, University of London website
  3. Milestone contact lens workshop declared a success. Optometry Today

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