Dr Marta Vianya-Estopa
Senior Lecturer Optometry
Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering
School:Vision and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
Health, social care and medical innovation
Marta is an optometrist who has lead clinical research projects in university, hospital and industry settings. She has an interest in contact lenses as well as how best to integrate active learning when teaching optics related courses.
Google Scholar profile
Marta completed her PhD and Post-Doctoral positions at the University of Bradford. Since then, she has worked in industry for one of the major contact lens companies as principle research optometrist. She has also worked as a locum optometrist for a variety of optical practices. Currently, most of her teaching and research is in the area of contact lenses. She is a member of the British University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE) and collaborates with colleagues in the UK, Ireland and the USA as part of her research.
- Contact lenses
- Lid wiper epitheliopathy
- Clinical visual science
- Quality of life
- Rasch analysis
- Potential vision
- Learning and teaching
- Team-based learning
- Active learning
Areas of research supervision
- Rehabilitation needs of visually impaired people over time: Jane Macnaughton, sponsored by the College of Optometrists (2nd supervisor).
- Lid wiper epitheliopathy: Chris Lievens (1st supervisor).
- BOptom (Hons) Optometry
- BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing
- PGCERT Contact Lens Optician
- PhD Optometry, University of Bradford
- MSc Optometry, University of Bradford
- BSc Optometry, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
- PGCERT(HE), Anglia Ruskin University
Memberships, editorial boards
- Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
- Fellowship of the British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA)
- Member of the General Optical Council
- Member of the Association of Optometrists
- Member of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
- Member of the International Association Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)
- Member of the British University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE)
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
- Vianya-Estopa M (2018). Evaluation of team-based learning using focus groups in a cohort of undergraduate optics students. ARU Learning and Teaching Award. Award received £1800
- Vianya-Estopa M (2015). College of Optometrists – Undergraduate Research Scholarship. Assessment of lens centration and its visual effects in soft contact lenses. Award received £2000
Selected recent publications
- Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Students’ Perceptions of Team-based Learning in an Undergraduate Optics Module. 7th European Conference on Education.
- Wolffsohn J, Dhirajlal H, Vianya-Estopa M, et al (2019). Fast versus gradual adaptation of soft daily disposable contact lenses in neophyte wearers. CLAE (in press)
- Macnaughton J, Latham K and Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Rehabilitation needs and activity limitations of adults with a visual impairment entering a low vision rehabilitation service in England.
- Ophthalmic Physiol Opt; 39: 113 – 126.
- Vianya-Estopa, M., Barrett, B.T. and Elliott, D.B., 2010. Author Response: Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 51, pp.6899-6900.
- Vianya-Estopa, M., Barrett, B.T. and Elliott, D.B., 2010. An evaluation of the ‘Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire’ using Rasch analysis. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 51, pp. 2496-2503.
Recent presentations and conferences
- Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Students’ perceptions of team-based learning in an undergraduate optics module. 7th European Conference on Education. London, UK.
- Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Team-based learning: focus group findings in an optics cohort. 20th ARU Engage Learning and Teaching Conference. Cambridge, UK.
- Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Can active learning help you understand what happens during an eye exam? 3rd Active Learning conference. Brighton, UK.
- Macnaughton J, Latham K and Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Changes in rehabilitation needs of adults with acquired visual impairment following entry to a low vision rehabilitation service in England.
- European Society for Low-vision Research and Rehabilitation Conference. Manchester, UK.
- Lievens C, Norgett y, Briggs N and Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Intensity of lid wiper epitheliopathy staining with alterations of dye amounts and timing of observation. ARVO, Florida (USA).
- Macnaughton J, Latham K and Vianya-Estopa M (2018). Principal difficulties facing patients with acquired vision loss. Optometry Tomorrow 2018, Birmingham, UK.
- Vianya-Estopa M, Clemens M, Norgett Y and Conway R (2017). Inter-observer agreement of soft contact lens fit assessment. British Contact Lens Association Conference, Liverpool, UK.