Louisa Haine

Associate Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

Louisa's main research interest is improving the detection of amblyopia in children using modified visual acuity tests. She is undertaking her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Sarah J Waugh, Dr Monika A Formankiewicz and Dr Akash Chima. Louisa took up an Associate Lectureship in the Vision and Hearing Sciences department at Anglia Ruskin University in September 2017, as part of her PhD studies.



Louisa completed her undergraduate studies on Orthoptics in July 2008, and took up a clinical orthoptic position at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in September of the same year.

Louisa became the Lead Orthoptic Clinical Tutor for Addenbrookes Hospital in 2011, overseeing the clinical education of all orthoptic undergraduate trainees attending clinical placements at Addenbrookes, as well as developing and assessing the Addenbrookes Ophthalmic rotation of the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP). While working as an orthoptist she completed her teaching qualifications as well as her MMedSci in Vision and Strabismus with the University of Sheffield, where she undertook a research project examining the effect of 3D videogame play of the horizontal fusion ranges of seven to  eleven year old children.

Louisa began her PhD studies with Anglia Ruskin University in September 2017, investigating the effectiveness of proposed visual acuity test modifications on the detection of amblyopia in children. Her main research interests are the enhanced detection and treatment of amblyopia, and binocular single vision.

Research interests

  • Amblyopia
  • Paediatric vision
  • Psychophysics
  • Binocular single vision
  • Visual crowding


Monocular, Binocular and Paediatric Vision


  • BSc(Hons) Orthoptics, University of Liverpool
  • MMedSci Vision and Strabismus, University of Sheffield
  • CTLLS – Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, NCFE.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS).
  • Registrant of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Associate member of the Society for Education and Training (SET).

Recent presentations and conferences

Louisa Haine. Modified visual acuity tests for better detection of amblyopia. SIOF, Uppsala, Sweden, October 2018.

Louisa Haine. Modified Diagrammatic Recording of the Postoperative Diplopia Test (PDT). BIPOSA, Manchester, U.K., October 2018.