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William Inman Prize awarded to City alumnus

Dr Lee Jones, who completed his PhD at City's Crabb Lab, has been awarded the British Psychological Society’s 2020 William Inman Prize for his research with glaucoma patients.

by Shamim Quadir (Senior Communications Officer)

Dr Lee Jones, who completed his PhD at the Crabb Lab, City, University of London, in 2019, has been awarded the British Psychological Society’s 2020 William Inman Prize. He was nominated for his work as part of the United Kingdom Glaucoma Treatment Study.

Dr Jones is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at both Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and continues his work with the Crabb Lab as a visiting lecturer.

The William Inman prize is awarded only once every five years by the Research Board of the British Psychological Society for research in the fields of psychosomatic ophthalmology, or concerning psychological factors in physical conditions, particularly psychodynamic or psychotherapeutic factors in eye conditions.

Dr Jones research investigated the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in a randomised control trial with glaucoma patients. PROMs are important in assessing whether a person’s glaucoma has worsened – and Dr Jones’ research found that some of the outcome measures commonly used with glaucoma patients were not sensitive to changes in their vision.

Commenting on the award, and the skills he learned whilst studying at the Crabb Lab, Dr Jones said:

I’m thrilled to have received this award. Glaucoma is a chronic condition which can be detrimental to vision and quality of life. I hope that our findings will help ensure that healthcare services are providing high quality and meaningful support, enabling the best possible outcomes for people with glaucoma.

“I’ve learned so much about clinical aspects of the eye and how we can measure the impact of any changes in vision. I’m very grateful to Professor Crabb and all my colleagues in the Crabb Lab for their brilliant support”

David Crabb, Professor of Statistics and Vision Research at City, University of London,  Director of the Crabb Lab, and Dr Jones’ doctoral supervisor commented:

“This is very well deserved recognition for a talented researcher – I’m delighted for Lee.”

Find out more

To find out more about the award and further comment from Dr Jones on his current research and responsibilities, read Ella Rhodes’ news article in ‘The Psychologist’.

Visit the Crabb Lab, Centre for Applied Vision Research, City, University of London.

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