Ahoora Baranian

PhD Researcher

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Biomechanics of human movement , Vision and eye research


Research interests

Gait analysis and movement control and in particular the adaption of visual ability for locomotion in individuals with low vision.

Thesis title

The effect of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) on activities of daily living.

Supervisory team

Dr Matthew Timmis
Dr Keziah Latham
Prof Shahina Pardhan

Research Group

Ahoora is a member of our Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences and also part of the Vision and Eye Research Institute in Cambridge.

Summary of research

The ultimate aim of the current research project is to provide help and advice on how to make the difficult tasks easier to complete for those affected by RP and also to increase independence and quality of life among people with RP.

Recent publications

Timmis, M.A., Allsop, J., Baranian, M., Baker, J., Basevitch, I., Latham, K., Pardhan, S. and van Paridon, K.N., 2017. Visual search behavior in individuals with retinitis pigmentosa during level walking and obstacle crossing. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 58(11), pp.4737-4746.

Latham, K., Baranian, M., Timmis, M.A., Fisher, A. and Pardhan, S., 2017. Relative difficulties of daily living tasks with retinitis pigmentosa. Optometry and Vision Science, 94(3), pp.317-328.

Latham, K., Baranian, M., Timmis, M. and Pardhan, S., 2015. Emotional health of people with visual impairment caused by retinitis pigmentosa. PLOS One, 10(12), p.e0145866.

Latham, K., Baranian, M., Timmis, M.A. and Pardhan, S., 2015. Difficulties with goals of the Dutch ICF Activity Inventory: perceptions of those with Retinitis Pigmentosa and of those who support them. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 56(4), pp.2381-2391.


MSc, BSc (Hons) Medical Engineering