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Dr Deanna Taylor

Lecturer in Optometry & Visual Sciences

School of Health Sciences, Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Contact

Postal Address

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

About

Overview

Deanna is an optometrist and a lecturer at City, University of London. Deanna joined City in 2014, where she completed her PhD and a post-doctoral research fellowship before joining the Division as a full-time lecturer.

Deanna gained her First Class Honours degree in Optometry from Aston University in 2011. Her dissertation was a practical ‘mystery shopper’ study looking into the management of ocular allergy by UK pharmacists. She worked full time as a mobile optometrist until undertaking her PhD at City, and continues to work part time in independent optometric practice on weekends. Deanna's PhD thesis was entitled 'Everyday visual function and the visual experience in dry age-related macular degeneration'. Her current research interests centre around measurement of quality of life and visual function in age-related eye disease.

Qualifications

  1. PhD, City, University of London, United Kingdom, 2014 – 2018
  2. BSc (Hons) Optometry, Aston University, United Kingdom, 2011

Employment

  1. Optometrist, Barnard Levit Optometrists, 2015 – present
  2. Optometrist, Scrivens Opticians, Jan 2011 – Jan 2014

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Member, College of Optometrists
  2. Member, Association of Optometrists
  3. General Optical Council

Awards

  1. College of Optometrists (2017) George Giles Postgraduate Research Prize
  2. Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (2017) Master's Medal
  3. Alcon (2014) Alcon Scholarship
  4. Aston University (2011) Association of Optometrists Prize
  5. Aston University (2010) Applied Vision Prize

Publications

Conference papers and proceedings (4)

  1. Higgins, B.E., Taylor, D.J., Bi, W., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2019). Novel computer-based tests for assessing performance in visually guided tasks in people with age-related macular degeneration: searching for everyday objects and detecting road signs.
  2. Taylor, D.J., Jones, L., Edwards, L. and Crabb, D.P. (2019). Are commonly used patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) questionnaires easy to read?
  3. Taylor, D.J., Jones, P.R., Smith, N.D., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2018). Measuring real-time anxiety during simulated mobility scenarios in people with non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  4. Taylor, D.J., Smith, N., Binns, A. and Crabb, D. (2016). Searching for objects in everyday scenes and recognising faces: measuring performance in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Journal articles (19)

  1. Taylor, D.J., Smith, N.D., Jones, P.R., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2020). Measuring dynamic levels of self-perceived anxiety and concern during simulated mobility tasks in people with non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 104(4), pp. 529–534. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-313864.
  2. Taylor, D.J., Jones, L., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2020). ‘You’ve got dry macular degeneration, end of story’: a qualitative study into the experience of living with non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Eye (Basingstoke), 34(3), pp. 461–473. doi:10.1038/s41433-019-0445-8.
  3. Taylor, D.J., Jones, L., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2020). Erratum: Correction: 'You've got dry macular degeneration, end of story': a qualitative study into the experience of living with non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (Eye (London, England) (2020) 34 3 (461-473)). Eye (London, England), 34(3), p. 603. doi:10.1038/s41433-019-0559-z.
  4. Enoch, J., Jones, L., Taylor, D.J., Bronze, C., Kirwan, J.F., Jones, P.R. … Crabb, D.P. (2020). How do different lighting conditions affect the vision and quality of life of people with glaucoma? A systematic review. Eye (Basingstoke), 34(1), pp. 138–154. doi:10.1038/s41433-019-0679-5.
  5. Jones, P.R., Tigchelaar, I., Demaria, G., Wilson, I., Bi, W., Taylor, D.J. … Crabb, D.P. (2020). Refinement and preliminary evaluation of two tablet-based tests of real-world visual function. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 40(1), pp. 35–46. doi:10.1111/opo.12658.
  6. Jones, L., Taylor, D.J., Sii, F., Masood, I., Crabb, D.P. and Shah, P. (2019). The only Eye Study (OnES): A qualitative study of surgeon experiences of only eye surgery and recommendations for patient safety. BMJ Open, 9(12). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030068.
  7. Edwards, L.A., Taylor, D.J., Campbell, P., Shah, R., Edgar, D.F. and Crabb, D.P. (2019). Feeling the pressure: A cross-sectional study exploring feasibility of a healthcare Pop-Up for intraocular pressure measurements in shopping centres in England. BMJ Open, 9(11). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030523.
  8. Cooper, O.A.E., Taylor, D.J., Crabb, D.P., Sim, D.A. and McBain, H. (2019). Psychological, social and everyday visual impact of diabetic macular oedema and diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review. Diabetic Medicine. doi:10.1111/dme.14125.
  9. Edwards, L.A., Campbell, P., Taylor, D.J., Shah, R., Edgar, D.F. and Crabb, D.P. (2019). Healthy shopper? Blood pressure testing in a shopping centre Pop-Up in England. BMC Public Health, 19(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-018-6370-0.
  10. Taylor, D.J., Jones, L., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2019). Response to ‘Comment on: ‘You have got dry macular degeneration, end of story’: a qualitative study into the experience of living with non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration’. Eye (Basingstoke). doi:10.1038/s41433-019-0732-4.
  11. Edwards, L., Taylor, D.J., Shah, R., Campbell, P., Edgar, D.F. and Crabb, D.P. (2018). Feeling the pressure - Initial results from a shopping centre/mall Pop-Up for screening intra-ocular pressure (IOP) across England. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 59(9).
  12. Taylor, D.J., Smith, N.D., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2018). The effect of non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration on face recognition performance. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 256(4), pp. 815–821. doi:10.1007/s00417-017-3879-3.
  13. Binns, A.M., Taylor, D.J., Edwards, L.A. and Crabb, D.P. (2018). Determining optimal test parameters for assessing dark adaptation in people with intermediate age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 59(4). doi:10.1167/iovs.18-24211.
  14. Taylor, D.J., Edwards, L.A., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2018). Seeing it differently: self-reported description of vision loss in dry age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 38(1), pp. 98–105. doi:10.1111/opo.12419.
  15. Taylor, D.J., Smith, N.D. and Crabb, D.P. (2017). Searching for objects in everyday scenes: Measuring performance in people with dry age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 58(3), pp. 1887–1892. doi:10.1167/iovs.16-21122.
  16. McDonald, L., Glen, F.C., Taylor, D.J. and Crabb, D.P. (2017). Self-Monitoring Symptoms in Glaucoma: A Feasibility Study of a Web-Based Diary Tool. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/8452840.
  17. Crabb, D.P. and Taylor, D.J. (2017). Searching for unity: Real-world versus item-based visual search in age-related eye disease. The Behavioral and brain sciences, 40. doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000054.
  18. Taylor, D.J., Hobby, A.E., Binns, A.M. and Crabb, D.P. (2016). How does age-related macular degeneration affect real-world visual ability and quality of life? A systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(12). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011504.
  19. Bilkhu, P., Wolffsohn, J.S., Taylor, D., Gibson, E., Hirani, B. and Naroo, S.A. (2013). The management of ocular allergy in community pharmacies in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 35(2), pp. 190–194. doi:10.1007/s11096-012-9742-z.