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Visit Tamsin Callaghan

M107, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Tamsin has over 15 years of experience in Optometry and is a qualified Dispensing Optician and Optometrist.

For her PhD Tamsin looked at into the role of a lack of oxygen in the development of Age-related Macular Degeneration, and if a lack of oxygen was responsible for the changes seen in dark adapted visual function in this condition.

Tamsin has experience of teaching and lecturing at an undergraduate and postgraduate level and in 2015 joined City University as a lecturer in the Division of Optometry and Visual Science, where she carries out both research and teaching roles.


BSc Optometry and Vision Science, Fellowship Dispensing Diploma and PhD in Optometry and Vision Science.

Administrative role

  1. Member of the School of Health Sciences International Committee, Nov 2018 – present


Research overview

Tamsin's primary research interest is Age-related macular Degeneration (AMD) and in particular in the aetiology and pathogenesis of the condition. Tamsin is also interested in investigating functional biomarkers for the early stages of the condition and the effect AMD has on retinal structure and visual function.


Conference paper/proceedings

  1. Callaghan, T., Binns, A. and Margrain, T. (2016). Functional biomarkers of hypoxia in Age-related macular degeneration.


Undergraduate modules

Module lead for OV1004 Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing
Module lead for OV2021 Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing
Academic lead for the dispensing clinic in OV3025 Clinical Skills and Professional Practice.OV3021 Research Studies

Postgraduate modules

MSc Co-module lead for OVM006 Professional Certificate in Glaucoma APM002 SHS MSc Dissertation Module

Other Activities

Editorial activity

  1. Acuity Porfessional Development Journal, Editorial board member, Nov 2017 – present.

Events/conferences (3)

  1. ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting. Seattle (2016).
    Paper: Functional Biomarkers of Hypoxia in Age-related Macular Degeneration.
    Description: Poster presentation.
  2. British Congress of Optometry & Visual Science. Cardiff University (2014).
    Paper: Effect of oxygen inhalation on scotopic thresholds in early Age-related macular degeneration.
    Description: Presentation.
  3. Bristol Vision Institute Young Researchers Colloquium. Cardiff University (2013).
    Paper: Dark adaptation as a biomarker of hypoxia in age-related macular degeneration.
    Description: Poster presentation.