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Myddelton Street Building

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

About

Overview

Rakhee has worked in various practice settings as an optometrist since qualifying as an optometrist. She was awarded her PhD in Clinical Optometry by City University in 2009. For her PhD, she performed an evidence-based investigation using three different approaches to gain an objective insight into the content of optometric eye examinations and investigate the standards of clinical practice within Optometry in England. She has an interest in clinical optometry, evidence-based optometry, clinical decision making, myopia control, glaucoma and dementia. She currently splits her time between teaching and working in practice.

Qualifications

  1. PG Dip FHEA, Higher Education Authority, Ireland, Jul 2018
  2. PhD in Clinical Optometry, City, University of London, United Kingdom, 2009
  3. BSc(Hons) Optometry, Aston University, United Kingdom, 2002

Employment

  1. Lecturer, City University London, London, Apr 2016 – present
  2. PrOVIDe Study, College of Optometrists, 2012 – 2014
  3. Optometrist, The Outside Clinic, 2009 – 2015
  4. Optometrist, 20/20 Eyecare, Oct 2005 – present
  5. Optometrist, Institute of Optometry, 2003 – 2010

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Member, College of Optometrists, 2003 – present

Research

Research Interests

My current research interests include
- Clinical decision making in Optometry
- Clinical Optometry
- Glaucoma
- Myopia Control
- Prevalence of Visual Impairment in Dementia
- Standardised patients in Optometry

Publications

Conference papers and proceedings (4)

  1. Shah, R., Edgar, D. and Campbell, P. (2019). Inter-optometrist and intra-optometrist agreement for Intraocular Pressure (IOP) measurement by Goldmann Applanation Tonometry (GAT).
  2. Campbell, P., Edgar, D. and Shah, R. (2019). Agreement of three tonometers with Goldmann Applanation Tonometry (GAT).
  3. Bowen, M., Hancock, B., Edgar, D., Shah, R., Iliffe, S., Pickett, J. … Taylor, J.-.P. (2017). The PrOVIDe Study: sample characteristics.
  4. Bowen, M., Hancock, B., Edgar, D., Shah, R. and PrOVIDe, (2015). Improving eye care for people with dementia: lessons for optometric practice.

Journal articles (15)

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Shah, R., Edgar, D., Bowen, M. and Hancock, B. (2017). Dementia and optometry: A growing need. Optometry in Practice, 18(4), pp. 177–177.

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  4. Bowen, M., Edgar, D.F., Hancock, B., Haque, S., Shah, R., Buchanan, S. … O’Leary, N. (2016). The Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia (the PrOVIDe study): a cross-sectional study of people aged 60–89 years with dementia and qualitative exploration of individual, carer and professional perspectives. Health Services and Delivery Research, 4(21), pp. 1–200. doi:10.3310/hsdr04210.
  5. Shah, R., Hancock, B., Bowen, M. and Edgar, D. (2015). A proposal for a UK Dementia Eye Care Pathway. Optometry in Practice, 16(2), pp. 71–71.

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  6. Hancock, B., Bowen, M., Edgar, D., Pepe, R. and Shah, R. (2014). The Prevention and Management of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 13, pp. 512–513.
  7. Shah, R., Edgar, D.F. and Evans, B.J.W. (2010). A comparison of standardised patients, record abstraction and clinical vignettes for the purpose of measuring clinical practice. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 30(3), pp. 209–224. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2010.00713.x.
  8. Shah, R., Edgar, D.F. and Evans, B.J.W. (2009). How well does record abstraction quantify the content of optometric eye examinations in the UK? Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 29(4), pp. 383–396. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2009.00656.x.
  9. Shah, R., Edgar, D.F., Rabbetts, R., Harle, D.E. and Evans, B.J.W. (2009). Standardized patient methodology to assess refractive error reproducibility. Optometry and Vision Science, 86(5), pp. 517–528. doi:10.1097/OPX.0b013e31819fa590.
  10. Shah, R., Edgar, D.F., Spry, P.G., Harper, R.A., Kotecha, A., Rughani, S. … Evans, B.J.W. (2009). Glaucoma detection: The content of optometric eye examinations for a presbyopic patient of African racial descent. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 93(4), pp. 492–496. doi:10.1136/bjo.2008.145623.
  11. Shah, R., Edgar, D.F., Harle, D.E., Weddell, L., Austen, D.P., Burghardt, D. … Evans, B.J.W. (2009). The content of optometric eye examinations for a presbyopic patient presenting with symptoms of flashing lights. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 29(2), pp. 105–126. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2008.00613.x.
  12. Shah, R., Edgar, D.F., Rabbetts, R., Blakeney, S.L., Charlesworth, P., Harle, D.E. … Evans, B.J.W. (2008). The content of optometric eye examinations for a young myope with headaches. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 28(5), pp. 404–421. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2008.00587.x.
  13. Shah, R., Evans, B.J.W. and Edgar, D. (2007). A survey of the availability of state-funded primary eye care in the UK for the very young and very old. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 27(5), pp. 473–481. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2007.00506.x.
  14. Shah, R., Edgar, D. and Evans, B.J.W. (2007). Measuring clinical practice. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 27(2), pp. 113–125. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2006.00481.x.
  15. Harle, D.E., Davies, K., Shah, R., Hussain, S., Cowling, S., Panesar, T.K. … Evans, B.J.W. (2007). Technical Note: A comparison of a novel direct ophthalmoscope, the OptyseTM, to conventional direct ophthalmoscopes. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 27(1), pp. 100–105. doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2006.00428.x.

Practitioners (12)

  1. (2019). Healthy shopper? Blood pressure testing in a shopping centre Pop-Up in England. BMC Public Health, pp. 1–8
  2. (2016). The Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia (the PrOVIDe study): a cross-sectional study of people aged 60-89 years with dementia and qualitative exploration of individual, carer and professional perspectives. Health Service & Delivery Research
  3. (2015). A proposal for a UK Dementia Eyecare Pathway. Optometry in Practice, pp. 71–76
  4. (2010). A Comparison of Standardised Patients, Record Abstraction and Clinical Vignettes for the purpose of measuring clinical practice. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, pp. 209–224
  5. (2009). How well does record abstraction quantify the content of an optometric eye examination in the UK? Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, pp. 383–396
  6. (2009). Standardised Patient Methodology to Assess Refractive Error Reproducibility. Optometry & Vision Science, pp. 517–528
  7. (2009). The content of optometric eye examinations for a presbyopic patient presenting with recent onset flashing lights. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, pp. 105–126
  8. (2009). Glaucoma detection: The content of optometric eye examinations for a presbyopic patient of African racial descent. British Journal of Ophthalmology, pp. 492–496
  9. (2008). The content of optometric eye examinations for a young myope with headaches. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, pp. 404–421
  10. (2007). Technical Note: A comparison of a novel direct ophthalmoscope, the Optyse, to conventional direct ophthalmoscopes. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, pp. 100–105
  11. (2007). Measuring clinical practice. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, pp. 113–125
  12. (2007). A survey of the availability of state-funded primary eye care in the UK for the very young and very old. Ophthalmic & Physioligcal Optics, pp. 473–481

Education

BSc Optometry Modules

OV3025 Clinical Skills and Professional Practice

Other Activities

Events/conferences (4)

  1. Optrafair. (Seminar) NEC, Birmingham (2017). Invited speaker.
    Paper: Optometry & Dementia: A Growing Need
    Author: Shah, R.
  2. What people living with dementia and visual impairment, their carers and optometrists can teach each other about eyes and assessing vision. London (2015).
    Description: The Kings Fund. Transforming Patient Experience 2015
  3. Visual Impairment and Dementia. Newcastle (2015).
    Description: British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2015
  4. Don't Lose Sight of Dementia. Brighton (2015).
    Description: Joint Presentation with Professor David Edgar
    Optometry Tomorrow 2015

Other (2)

  1. Lectures: General Optical Council
    1. Clinical Record Cards – Content, Interpretation and Realistic Expectations
    2. Common conditions encountered in Clinico-legal cases – Glaucoma, Age-related Macular Degeneration and Retinal Detachment (Onset, Natural History and Detection).
  2. Research Adviser - iPRO Small Grants Scheme, College of Optometrists