Professor Shahina Pardhan

Director of Vision and Eye Research Institute

Vision and Eye Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Medicine

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research

Research Supervision:Yes

Professor Shahina Pardhan qualified with First Class Honours in Optometry from the University of Bradford in 1984 when she was also awarded the Yorkshire Optical Society's 'Best Student Prize'. In 1986, having been awarded a research studentship from the British College of Optometrists and a further scholarship from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of the United Kingdom as a foreign student of outstanding merit, she commenced her PhD and was awarded a doctorate in 1989 from University of Bradford.

shahina.pardhan@aru.ac.uk

Background

Professor Shahina Pardhan is the Director of the Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI) based in the School of Medicine. Under her leadership, VERI was awarded World Class/Internationally Excellent scores in the last Research Excellence Framework.

Professor Pardhan was appointed as the first female professor of optometry in the UK in 2001. As Director of VERI, she leads a multinational and multidisciplinary team of researchers in clinical and public health research. Professor Pardhan graduated with a First-Class Honours and was awarded the Best Student Prize from the University of Bradford, and supported by PhD Scholarship from the College of Optometrists.

Professor Pardhan is a recipient of the First Ismaili Award for Excellence - Postgraduate category; Asian Women of Achievement Award - Professions category; Asian Jewel Award - Health Care and Education category; Vice Chancellor’s award for Outstanding Scholar; Dean’s Award for Research; and Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research Impact.

Shahina has authored numerous research papers (41 papers since 2020) and has won grants from the EU, NIHR, NHS, College of Optometrists, Global Challenge Research Fund, Newton Fund, and various national and international Charities Including Lions Club International. She has been interviewed by the BBC, ITV and various local radio stations. Her research has made significant contribution to increasing the knowledge base in vision and eye including diabetic retinopathy in South Asians, low vision, visual short-term memory and anterior eye research.

Professor Pardhan is a Global Burden of Disease collaborator and sits on the Assessment Panel for the Research Excellence Framework (2021) for Allied Health.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Swahili

Research interests

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Low vision
  • Ageing
  • Visual short-term memory
  • Anterior eye

Areas of research supervision

Supervision of higher degrees

  • R Sapkota, (PhD) 2007-2010: ‘Visual Short term memory’. Completed successfully
  • R Dharani, (PhD) 2006- 2013 part- time: 'Genetic and optical influences on myopic progression'. Completed successfully
  • H Shorrock, (PhD) 2009 - 2013: ‘The effect of influencing accommodative factors in myopia’. Completed successfully
  • K Notice, (PhD) 2009- 2014: ‘Saccadic eye movements and visual short term memory. Completed successfully
  • L Sanchez-Parra, (PhD) 2009- 2014. Influence of Biometric Parameters and the Effects of Laser Peripheral Iridotomy and Argon Iridoplasty on Angle Closure in Caucasian Subjects’. Completed successfully
  • S Harris, (PhD) 2010-ongoing: ‘Creation of virtual environment for visual impairment subjects’
  • S Visvanathan, (PhD) 2010-ongoing: ‘Factors that cause night myopia’
  • C Powell, (PhD) 2013-ongoing: ‘Face perception in patients with visual impairment’
  • A Barbarian, (PhD) 2013-2020 ‘How is quality of life affected in patients with retinitis pigmentosa?’
  • L Farouk (PhD) 2018-ongoing: 'The effect of environmental stress on diabetic cornea'
  • M Vaughan (PhD) 2019-ongoing: 'New optometric tests for the early detection of ocular conditions'
  • E Altobelli (PhD) 2019-ongoing: 'An investigation into the perceived positions of static and moving sounds in anechoic and reverberant rooms in normally sighted and visually impaired individual'

Postdoctoral supervision

  • Dr M Timmis (2010-2012) Objective assessment of activities of daily living in participants with visual impairment
  • Dr A Kolarik (2010-ongoing) Auditory cues in patients with visual impairment
  • Dr R Sapkota (2010-ongoing) Visual short term memory in aging participants
  • Dr D Tabrett (2011-2013) Subjective assessment of habitual activities of living in participants with visual impairment
  • Dr A Schrafe (2011-2016) Diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy
  • Dr H Price (2012-2013) Central and peripheral changes in myopia
  • Dr G Nakafero (2017-2018)
  • Dr J Allsop (2017-2018)
  • Dr N Gracia Porta (2017-2019)
  • Dr C Otero (2018-2019)
  • Dr T Zult (2018-2020)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Optometry, First Class Honours, University of Bradford
  • Awarded Yorkshire Optical Best Student Prize
  • Registered Optometrist, General Optical Council
  • PhD, recipient of a scholarship from the College of Optometrists and further scholarship from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of the United Kingdom as a foreign student of outstanding merit
  • Awarded a PhD on ‘Summation and inhibition in binocular contrast detection’, University of Bradford

Memberships, editorial boards

  • General Optical Council
  • College of Optometrists
  • Association of Optometrists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics
  • Journal of Personalised Medicine

Selected recent publications

Peer reviewed research publications

Banik, R., Islam, M. S., Pranta, M. U. R., Rahman, Q. M., Rahman, M., Pardhan, S., Driscoll, R., Hossain, S., Sikder, M. T., 2021. Understanding the determinants of COVID-19 vaccination intention and willingness to pay: findings from a population-based survey in Bangladesh. BMC Infectious Diseases, 21(1), pp. 892. doi: 10.1186/s12879-021-06406-y

Smith, L., Pardhan, S., Gorely, T., Barnett, Y., Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Tully, M. A., Veronese, N., Shin, J. I., Koyanagi, A., 2021. The Association Between Objectively Measured Vision Impairment and Self-Reported Physical Activity Among 34,129 Adults Aged ≥50 Years in Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. doi: 10.1123/japa.2021-0103

Tabernero, J., García-Porta, N., Artal, P., Pardhan, S. 2021. Intraocular scattering, blinking rate and tear film osmolarity after exposure to environmental stress. TVST. doi: 10.1167/tvst.10.9.12

Madheswaran, G., Ramesh, S. V., Pardhan, S., Sapkota, R., Raman, R., 2021. Impact of living with a bilateral central vision loss due to geographic atrophy—qualitative study. BMJ Open, 11(7), pp. e047861. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047861

Trott, M., Smith, L., Veronese, N., Pizzol, D., Barnett, Y., Gorely, T., Pardhan, S., 2021. Eye disease and mortality, cognition, disease, and modifiable risk factors: an umbrella review of meta-analyses of observational studies. Eye. doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01684-x

Pardhan, S., Vaughan, M. 2021. COVID-19 and its impact on eye care: a review. Optometry in Practice. 22(2).

Sujan, M. S. H., Tasnim, R., Islam, M. S., Ferdous, M. Z., Apu, M. A. R., Musfique, M. M., Pardhan, S. 2021. COVID-19-specific diabetes worries amongst diabetic patients: The role of social support and other co-variates. Primary Care Diabetes. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2021.06.009

Trott, M., Smith, L., Xiao, T., Veronese, N., Koyanagi, A, Jacob, L, López-Sánchez, G. F., Barnett, Y., Pardhan, S. 2021. Hearing Impairment and Diverse Health Outcomes: An Umbrella Review of Meta-analyses of Observational Studies. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift. doi: 10.1007/s00508-021-01893-0

Jacob, L., Kostev, K., Smith, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Pardhan, S., Oh, H., Shin, J. I., Abduljabbar, A. S., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi. A., 2021. Association of objective and subjective far vision impairment with perceived stress among older adults in six low- and middle-income countries. Eye. doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01634-7

Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Oh, H., Kostev, K., Koyanagi, A., Haro, J. M., Pardhan, S., Shin, J. I., Smith, L., 2021. Association Between Problem Gambling and Functional Disability: A Nationally Representative Study Conducted in the United Kingdom. Journal of Addiction Medicine. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000880

Pardhan, S., Wood, S., Vaughan, M., Trott, M., 2021. The Risk of COVID-19 Related Hospitalsation, Intensive Care Unit Admission and Mortality in People With Underlying Asthma or COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Medicine. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.668808

Shahabi, S., Pardhan, S., Ahmadi Teymourlouy, A., Skempes, D., Shahali, S., Mojgani, P., Jalali, M., Lankarani, K. B., 2021 Prioritizing solutions to incorporate Prosthetics and Orthotics services into Iranian health benefits package: Using an analytic hierarchy process. PLOS ONE, 16(6): e0253001. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253001

Kolarik, A. J., Moore, B. C. J., Cirstea, S., Aggius-Vella, E., Gori, M., Campus, C., Pardhan, S. 2021. Factors Affecting Auditory Estimates of Virtual Room Size: Effects of Stimulus, Level, and Reverberation. Perception. doi: 10.1177/03010066211020598

Kolarik, A. J., Pardhan, S., Moore, B. C. J. 2021. A framework to account for the effects of visual loss on human auditory abilities. Psychological Review. doi: 10.1037/rev0000279

Pardhan, S., Smith, L., Davis, A., Bourne, R., Barnett, Y., Jacob, L., Koyanagi, A., Radzimiński, Ł, Skalska, M., Jastrzębska, J., Jastrzębski, Z., López-Sánchez, G. F., 2021. Gender differences in the association between physical activity and obesity in adults with vision and hearing losses. European Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab077

Smith, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Jacob, L., Barnett, Y., Pardhan, S., Veronese, N., Soysal, P., Tully, M., Gorely, T., Shin, J. I., Koranagi, A., 2021. Objectively measured far vision impairment and sarcopenia among adults aged ≥65 years from six low- and middle-income countries. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. doi: 10.1007/s40520-021-01841-y

Smith, L., Pardhan, S., Gorely, T., Barnett, Y., López-Sánchez, G. F., Tully, M., Shin, J. I., Koyanagi, A. 2021. Physical activity and visual difficulties in 36 low- and middle-income countries. Eye. doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01439-8

Haile, L. M., Kamenov, K., Briant, P. S., Orji, A. U., Steinmetz, J. D., Abdoli, A., et al., 2021. Hearing loss prevalence and years lived with disability, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 397(10278), pp. 996-1009. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00516-X

Pardhan, S., López Sánchez, G. F., Bourne, R., Davis, A., Leveziel, N., Koyanagi, A., Smith, L., 2021. Visual, hearing, and dual sensory impairment are associated with higher depression and anxiety in women. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi: 10.1002/gps.5534

Shahabi, S., Skempes, D., Pardhan, S., Jalali, M., Mojgani, P., Lankarani, K. B., 2021. Nine years of war and internal conflicts in Syria: a call for physical rehabilitation services. Disability and Society. doi: 10.1080/09687599.2021.1888283

Smith, L., Shin, J. I., Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Oh, H., Barnett, Y., Pardhan, S., Butler, L., Soysal, P., Veronese, N., Koyanagi, A., 2021. The association between objective vision impairment and mild cognitive impairment among older adults in low- and middle-income countries. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. doi: 10.1007/s40520-021-01814-1

Trott, M., Johnstone, J., Pardhan, S., Barnett, Y., Smith, L., 2021. Changes in body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorder, and exercise addiction symptomology during the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal study of 319 health club users. Psychiatry Research, 298. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113831

Celotto, S., Veronese, N., Barbagallo, M., Ometto, F., Smith, L., Pardhan, S., Barnett, Y., Ilie, P. C., Soysal, P., Lagolio, E., Kurotschka, P. K., Tonelli, R., Demurtas, J., 2021. An umbrella review of systematic reviews with meta-analyses evaluating positive and negative outcomes of Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine therapy. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 103. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.12.018

Islam, M. S., Ferdous, M. Z., Islam, U. S., Mosaddek, A. S. M., Potenza, M. N., Pardhan, S., 2021. Treatment, Persistent Symptoms, and Depression in People Infected with COVID-19 in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), pp. 1453. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041453

Jacob, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi, A., Kostev, K., Grabovac, I., Oh, H., Pardhan, S., McDermott, D., Shin, J. I., Smith, L., 2021. Association between sexual orientation and subjective cognitive complaints in the general population in England. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 136, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.01.042

Nagra, M., Konstantopoulos, A., Pardhan, S., 2021. Smartphone ophthalmoscopy: a potential way forward for non-ophthalmology medics in the COVID-19 era. BMJ Innovations, 7(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjinnov-2020-000472

Pardhan, S., Drydakis, N., 2021. Associating the Change in New COVID-19 Cases to GDP per Capita in 38 European Countries in the First Wave of the Pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health, 8. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.582140

Pardhan, S., Smith, L., Bourne, R., Davis, A., Leveziel, N., Jacob, L., Koyanagi, A., López-Sánchez, G. F., 2021. Combined Vision and Hearing Difficulties Results in Higher Levels of Depression and Chronic Anxiety: Data From a Large Sample of Spanish Adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.627980

Pardhan, S., Smith, L., Sapkota, R. P., 2021. Vitamin D Deficiency as an Important Biomarker for the Increased Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in People From Black and Asian Ethnic Minority Groups. Frontiers in Public Health, 8. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.613462

Aggius-Vella, E., Kolarik, A. J., Gori, M., Cirstea, S., Campus, C., Moore, B. C. J., Pardhan, S., 2020. Comparison of auditory spatial bisection and minimum audible angle in front, lateral, and back space. Scientific Reports, 10(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62983-z

Jacob, L., Smith, L., Koyanagi, A., Pardhan, S., Allen, P., Yang, L., Grabovac, I., Shin, J. I., Tully, M. A., López‐Sánchez, G. F., 2020. Associations between obesity and ocular health in Spanish adults. Lifestyle Medicine, 1(1). doi: 10.1002/lim2.5

Keegan, G., Pardhan, S., Chichger, H., 2020. Lutein and zeaxanthin attenuates VEGF-induced neovascularisation in human retinal microvascular endothelial cells through a Nox4-dependent pathway. Experimental Eye Research, 197. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2020.108104

Kolarik, A. J., Raman, R., Moore, B. C. J., Cirstea, S., Gopalakrishnan, S., Pardhan, S., 2020. The accuracy of auditory spatial judgments in the visually impaired is dependent on sound source distance. Scientific Reports, 10(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-64306-8

Kumar, S., Kumar, G., Velu, S., Pardhan, S., Sivaprasad, S., Ruamviboonsuk, P., Raman, R., 2020. Patient and provider perspectives on barriers to screening for diabetic retinopathy: An exploratory study from southern India. BMJ Open, 10(12). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037277

Leveziel, N., Marillet, S., Braithwaite, T., Peto, T., Ingrand, P., Pardhan, S., Bron, A. M., Jonas, J. B., Resnikoff, S., Little, J., Bourne, R. R. A., 2020. Self-reported visual difficulties in Europe and related factors: a European population-based cross-sectional survey. Acta Ophthalmologica. doi: 10.1111/aos.14643

López-Sánchez, G. F., Pardhan, S., Trott, M., Sánchez-Castillo, S., Jackson, S. E., Tully, M., Gorely, T., López-Bueno, R., Veronese, N., Skalska, M., Jastrzębska, J., Jastrzębski, Z., Smith, L., 2020. The Association Between Physical Activity and Cataracts Among 17,777 People Aged 15–69 Years Residing in Spain. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 27(4), pp. 272-277. doi: 10.1080/09286586.2020.1730911

López-Sánchez, G. F., Sánchez-Castillo, S., López-Bueno, R., Pardhan, S., Zauder, R., Skalska, M., Jastrzębska, J., Jastrzębski, Z., Smith, L., 2020. Comparison of physical activity levels in Spanish people with diabetes with and without cataracts. European Journal of Public Health, 30(6). doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa104

Otero, C., García-Porta, N., Tabernero, J., Pardhan, S., 2020. Author Correction: Comparison of different smartphone cameras to evaluate conjunctival hyperaemia in normal subjects. Scientific Reports, 10(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60004-7

Pardhan, S., Thompson, B., Downie, L. E., Porter, J., van Nispen, R. M. A., 2020. The Ida Mann 2020 special issue: Vision scientists breaking the glass ceiling. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 40(2), pp. 61-65. doi: 10.1111/opo.12678

Pardhan, S., Vaughan, M., Zhang, J., Smith, L., Chichger, H., 2020. Sore eyes as the most significant ocular symptom experienced by people with COVID-19: A comparison between pre-COVID-19 and during COVID-19 states. BMJ Open Ophthalmology, 5(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjophth-2020-000632

Pardhan, S., Nakafero, G., Raman, R., Sapkota, R., 2020. Barriers to diabetes awareness and self-help are influenced by people's demographics: perspectives of South Asians with type 2 diabetes. Ethnicity & Health, 25(6). doi: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1455809

Sapkota, R. P., van der Linde, I., Pardhan, S., 2020. How does aging influence object-location and name-location binding during a visual short-term memory task? Aging and Mental Health, 24(1), pp. 63-72. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1515887

Smith, L., Allen, P., Pardhan, S., Gorely, T., Grabovac, I., Smith, A., López-Sánchez, G. F., Yang, L., Jackson, S. E., 2020. Self-rated eyesight and handgrip strength in older adults. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 132(5-6), pp. 132-138. doi: 10.1007/s00508-019-01597-6

Zult, T., Smith, L., Stringer, C., Pardhan, S., 2020. Levels of self-reported and objective physical activity in individuals with age-related macular degeneration. BMC Public Health, 20(1). doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09255-7

García-Porta, N., Gantes-Nuñez, F. J., Tabernero, J., Pardhan, S., 2019a. Characterization of the ocular surface temperature dynamics in glaucoma subjects using long-wave infrared thermal imaging. ournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, 36(6), pp. 1015-1021. doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.36.001015

García-Porta, N., Gantes-Nuñez, F. J., Tabernero, J., Pardhan, S., 2019b. Erratum: Characterization of the ocular surface temperature dynamics in glaucoma subjects using long-wave infrared thermal imaging. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, 36(9), pp. 1584. doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.36.001584

Jackson, S. E., Hackett, R. A., Pardhan, S., Smith, L., Steptoe, A., 2019. Association of Perceived Discrimination with Emotional Well-being in Older Adults with Visual Impairment. JAMA Ophthalmology, 137(7), pp. 825-832. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.1230

Long, S., Huang, X., Chen, Z., Pardhan, S., Zheng, D., Scalzo, F., 2019. Automatic detection of hard exudates in color retinal images using dynamic threshold and SVM classification: Algorithm development and evaluation. BioMed Research International, 2019. doi: 10.1155/2019/3926930

López Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., Raman, R., Jaysankar, D., Singh, S., Sapkota, R., Díaz Suárez, A., Pardhan, S., 2019. Physical activity behaviour in people with diabetes residing in India: A cross-sectional analysis. Science and Sports, 34(1), pp. e59-e66. doi: 10.1016/j.scispo.2018.08.005

López-Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., Zheng, D., Sapkota, R., Yang, L., Chen, Z., Pardhan, S., 2019. Physical activity behaviour in people with diabetes residing in China: A cross-sectional analysis. Science and Sports, 34(3), pp. 178-180. doi: 10.1016/j.scispo.2018.11.004

Otero, C., García-Porta, N., Tabernero, J., Pardhan, S., 2019. Comparison of different smartphone cameras to evaluate conjunctival hyperaemia in normal subjects. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37925-5

Sapkota, R., Chen, Z., Zheng, D., Pardhan, S., 2019. The profile of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in patients attending a specialist eye clinic in Hangzhou, China. BMJ Open Ophthalmology, 4(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjophth-2018-000236

Singh, S., Pardhan, S., Kulothungan, V., Swaminathan, G., Ravichandran, J., Ganesan, S., Sharma, T., Raman, R., 2019. The prevalence and risk factors for cataract in rural and urban India. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 67(4), pp. 477-483. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1127_17

Smith, L., Jackson, S. E., Pardhan, S., López-Sánchez, G. F., Hu, L., Cao, C., Vancampfort, D., Koyanagi, A., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Yang, L., 2019. Visual impairment and objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour in US adolescents and adults: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 9(4). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027267

Smith, L., Koyanagi, A., Pardhan, S., Grabovac, I., Swami, V., Soysal, P., Isik, A., López-Sánchez, G. F., McDermott, D., Yang, L., Jackson, S. E., 2019. Sexual Activity in Older Adults with Visual Impairment: Findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Sexuality and Disability, 37(4), pp. 475-487. doi: 10.1007/s11195-019-09598-z

Tabernero, J., Otero, C., Pardhan, S., 2020. A Comparison Between Refraction From an Adaptive Optics Visual Simulator and Clinical Refractions. Translational Vision Science & Technology, 9(7). doi: 10.1167/tvst.9.7.23

Zult, T., Allsop, J., Tabernero, J.. Pardhan, S., 2019. A low-cost 2-D video system can accurately and reliably assess adaptive gait kinematics in healthy and low vision subjects. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-54913-5

Zult, T., Allsop, J., Timmis, M. A., Pardhan, S., 2019. The effects of temporal pressure on obstacle negotiation and gaze behaviour in young adults with simulated vision loss. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51926-y

Balal, S., Udoh, A., Pappas, Y., Cook, E., Barton, G., Hassan, A., Hayden, K., Bourne, R. R. A., Ahmad, S., Pardhan, S., Harrison, M., Sharma, B., Wasil, M., Sharma, A., 2018. The feasibility of finger prick autologous blood (FAB) as a novel treatment for severe dry eye disease (DED): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(10). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026770

Harman, P., Law, C., Pardhan, S., Lin, Z.H., Johnson, M., Walter, S., Fassbender, K., Aspinall, R., Grunwald, I. Q., 2018. Technical note: can resting state functional MRI assist in routine clinical diagnosis? BJR Case Reports, 4(4). doi: 10.1259/bjrcr.20180030

Jain, M., Devan, S., Jaisankar, D., Swaminathan, G., Pardhan, S., Raman, R., 2018. Pupillary Abnormalities with Varying Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy. Scientific Reports, 8(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24015-9

Liu, H., Gong, Y., Chen, Z., Pardhan, S., Mootanah, R., Xia, L., Zheng, D., 2018. Towards understanding the aetiology of high myopic strabismus using mechanical analysis and finite element modelling. International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, 10(3), pp. 199-214. doi: 10.1504/IJMEI.2018.093348

Pardhan, S., 2018. Breaking the glass ceiling in academia. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 38(4), pp. 359-362. doi: 10.1111/opo.12570

Sapkota, R. P., Upadhyaya, T., Gurung, G., Parker, M., Raman, R., Pardhan, S., 2018. Need to improve awareness and treatment compliance in high-risk patients for diabetic complications in Nepal. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, 6(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2018-000525

Smith, L., Sánchez, G. F. L., Suárez, A. D., Stubbs, B., Dowling, M., Scruton, A., Roberts, J., Johnstone, J., Pardhan, S., 2018. Barriers and facilitators of physical activity in children of a South Asian ethnicity. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(3). doi: 10.3390/su10030761

Williams, G., Aggio, D., Stubbs, B., Pardhan, S., Gardner, B., Smith, L., 2018. Physical activity levels in children with sensory problems: Cross-sectional analyses from the Millennium Cohort Study. Disability and Health Journal, 11(1), pp. 58-61. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.07.002

Zhekov, I., Pardhan, S., Bourne, R. R. A., 2018. Ocular coherence tomography-measured changes over time in anterior chamber angle and diurnal intraocular pressure after laser iridotomy: IMPACT study. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 46(8), pp. 895-902. doi: 10.1111/ceo.13303

Bourne, R. R. A., Zhekov, I., Pardhan, S., 2017. Temporal ocular coherence tomography-measured changes in anterior chamber angle and diurnal intraocular pressure after laser iridoplasty: IMPACT study. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 101(7), pp. 886-891. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-308720

Kolarik, A. J., Pardhan, S., Cirstea, S., Moore, B. C. J., 2017. Auditory spatial representations of the world are compressed in blind humans. Experimental Brain Research, 235(2), pp. 597-606. doi: 10.1007/s00221-016-4823-1

Kolarik, A. J., Raman, R., Moore, B. C. J., Cirstea, S., Gopalakrishnan, S., Pardhan, S., 2017. Partial visual loss affects self-reports of hearing abilities measured using a modified version of the speech, spatial, and qualities of hearing questionnaire. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00561

Kolarik, A. J., Scarfe, A. C., Moore, B. C. J., Pardhan, S., 2017. Blindness enhances auditory obstacle circumvention: Assessing echolocation, sensory substitution, and visual-based navigation. PLoS ONE, 12(4). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175750

Latham, K., Baranian, M., Timmis, M.A., Fisher, A., Pardhan, S., 2017. Relative difficulties of daily living tasks with retinitis pigmentosa. Optometry and Vision Science, 94(3), pp. 317-328. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001046

Neriyanuri, S., Pardhan, S., Gella, L., Pal, S. S., Ganesan, S., Sharma, T., Raman, R., 2017. Retinal sensitivity changes associated with diabetic neuropathy in the absence of diabetic retinopathy. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 101(9), pp. 1174-1178. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-309641

Pardhan, S., Scarfe, A., Bourne, R., Timmis, M., 2017. A comparison of reach-to-grasp and transport-to-place performance in participants with age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 58(3), pp. 1560-1569. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-20273

Sapkota, R. P., Van Der Linde, I., Lamichhane, N., Upadhyaya, T., Pardhan, S., 2017. Patients with mild cognitive impairment show lower visual short-term memory performance in feature binding tasks. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, 7(1), pp. 74-86. doi: 10.1159/000455831

Smith, L., Timmis, M. A., Pardhan, S., Latham, K., Johnstone, J., Hamer, M., 2017. Physical inactivity in relation to self-rated eyesight: cross-sectional analysis from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. BMJ Open Ophthalmology, 1(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjophth-2016-000046

Timmis, M. A., Allsop, J., Baranian, M., Baker, J., Basevitch, I., Latham, K., Pardhan, S., van Paridon, K.N., 2017. Visual search behavior in individuals with retinitis pigmentosa during level walking and obstacle crossing. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 58(11), pp. 4737-4746. doi: 10.1167/iovs.17-21573

Recent presentations and conferences

Pardhan, S., van der Linde, I., Sapkota, R. (2014), How does ageing affect visual short-term memory for identifying objects in their spatial locations?  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 28: 779.

Kolarik, A.J., Cirstea, S.E., Pardhan, S., Moore, B.C. J. (2013), An assessment of virtual auditory distance judgments among blind and sighted listeners.  Journal of Acoustical Society of America. 133, 3287.

Kolarik, A.J., Cirstea, S.E., Pardhan, S. (2012), Contrasting the effectiveness of auditory level and direct-to-reverberant energy ratio as cues to distance discrimination. International Journal of Audiology. 51, 229.

Cirstea, S., Kolarik, J., Ramlagun, K., Pardhan, S. (2011), Ability of the visually impaired to perceive distance from auditory cues. Journal of Vision.  11(15), 32.

Sapkota, R., Pardhan, S., van der Linde, I. (2013), Manual tapping enhances visual short-term memory performance where visual and motor coordinates correspond. British Journal of Psychology. 104, 249-264. 

Sapkota, R., Pardhan, S., van der Linde, I. (2013), Change detection in VSTM: The relative impact of pairwise swaps and object substitutions. Journal of Vision.  13, 328.

Scarfe, A., Timmis, M., Bourne, R., Tabrett, D., Pardhan, S. (2013), Obstacle crossing in patients with glaucoma in different lighting conditions.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 27: 3926.

van der Linde, I., Pardhan, S., Sapkota, R. (2013), Spatiotemporal priming facilitates visual short-term memory only in a forward direction. Journal of Vision. 13, 328. 

Bourne, R., Sanchez Parra, L., Shahid, H., Buckley, H., Pardhan, S. (2013), Dynamic iris volume characteristics pre and post laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) in eyes with occludable anterior chamber angles Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 27: 1875

Shahid, H., Sanchez Parra, L., Buckley, R., Pardhan, S., Bourne, R. (2013),  The Investigating Management of Angle Closure and Treatment (IMPACT) study. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 27: 1895

Sanchez Parra, L., Buckley, R., Pardhan, S., Bourne, R. (2013), Diurnal intraocular pressure (DIOP) fluctuation and anterior chamber angle dimensions in patients with primary angle closure: The Investigating Management of Angle Closure and Treatment (IMPACT) study. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 27: 3489.

Lovell-Patel, R., Timmis, M., McCarthy, P., Pardhan, S. (2013), The Influence of Multifocal Lenses on Fine Motor Tasks. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 27: 4250.

Sapkota, R., van der Linde, I., Pardhan, S. (2013), Age difference in visual short-term memory for object recall and location recognition.  Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 34, 105.

Baranian, A., Timmis, M., Latham, K., Pardhan, S. (2013), The effect of Retinitis Pigmentosa on Activities of daily living. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 34, 111.

Braithwaite, T., Rae, S., Tabrett, D., Pardhan, S., Bourne, R. (2012), An Exploratory Study To Compare The Reliability, Validity, And Acceptability Of Four Near Visual Acuity Charts. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 26, 53:3603.

Sapkota R, Pardhan S, van der Linde I. (2012), A load-specific influence of stimulus category on short-term memory for object and position.  Journal of Vision. 12, 292.

Rae, S., Price, H., Wong, S., Pardhan, S. (2012), Accommodative Accuracy In The Presence Of Astigmatic Defocus In Myopes.   Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 26, 53:2304.

Cirstea, S., Kolarik, A., Pardhan, S. (2012), Differences in perceiving auditory distance between visually impaired and severely visually impaired.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 26, 53:4357.

Pardhan, S., McGonigle, C., van der Linde, I., Allen, P., Rae, S. (2012), Resetting visual experience: different contrast threshold outcomes when adapting to white noise and printed text. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 26. 53:4807.

Tabrett, D., Timmis, M., Latham, K., Pardhan, S. (2012), Self-Reported difficulties in the visually impaired do not reflect the use of compensatory strategies. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 26, 53:5464.

Timmis, M., Tabrett, D., Parker, M., Latham, K., Pardhan, S. (2012), Adaptations in obstacle negotiation among patients with central visual impairment: indications of a cautious stepping strategy. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 26, 53:3149.

Rae, S., van der Linde, I., Shorrock, H., Pardhan, S. (2011), Role of target spatial content and size in perceptual detectability of blur.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 26, 52: 4770.

Sapkota, R., Pardhan, S., van der Linde, I. (2011), Priming effects in visual short-term memory for object position: Evidence for name-addressable object files?  Perception. 40, 82-83.

Kolarik, A.J., Cirstea, S., Pardhan, S. (2011), Perceiving auditory distance using level and direct-to-reverberant ratio cues (A). Journal Acoustical Society of America. 130, 2545.

Sapkota, R., Pardhan, S., van der Linde, I. (2010), Feature binding across visual and manual domains: Evidence from a VSTM study. Journal of Vision. 10, 766.

Sapkota, R., Pardhan, S., van der Linde, I. (2010), Object-position binding in visual short-term memory for serially presented unfamiliar stimuli.  Perception. 39, 271

Austin, D., Rae, S., Pardhan, S. (2010), Prediction of On-Eye spherical aberration in soft contact lenses and the effects of decentration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 26, 51.3428.

Pardhan, S., Gonzalez-Alvarez, C., Subramanian, A. (2010), How does visual impairment affect reaching and grasping movements when the contrast of the target object is changed? Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 26, 51: 3621.