International trips to Chennai and Manipal in India.
Chennai India Visit
In September Christine Nearchou visited The Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital and Elite School of Optometry in Chennai India.
Christine Nearchou (second from the right) at the Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital.
Christine presented lectures on vision care in children to a large group of optometrists, ophthalmologists and students and also worked closely with research optometrists appraising the data collection methods for a joint research project: Evaluating the effectiveness of a dot pattern task in children to assess visual sequencing and visualisation aptitude in elementary school children.
In January, Allison McKendrick, Anthea Cochrane and Bang Bui had the opportunity to interact with staff and research higher degree student at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal India.
Allison McKendrick, Anthea Cochrane and Bang Bui with staff and students from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in India.
As representatives of both the Department and the School of Health Sciences, the group conducted rich discussions about teaching philosophy and shared research interests between the respective institutions.