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:School of Medicine

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research

Research Supervision:Yes

Prof Pardhan was appointed as the first female Professor of Optometry in the UK in 2001, having graduated with a First-Class Honours and awarded the Best Student Prize from the University of Bradford, and been supported by a PhD scholarship from the College of Optometrists for her thesis, ‘Summation and inhibition in binocular contrast detection’.

shahina.pardhan@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Under Professor Pardhan’s strategic leadership, supporting a multinational and multidisciplinary team of researchers in clinical and public health research, ARU's Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI) has received "world-leading" status through its publications and impact.

VERI's work has benefitted patients and policy makers and attracted collaborations from the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. VERI researchers also lead and collaborate on various projects for the Global Burden of Diseases.

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.

Prof Pardhan has published 180 research papers on diabetic retinopathy, low vision, dual sensory loss, auditory cues in vision impairment, ageing and visual short-term memory and COVID-19, having won grants from the EU (Horizon 2020, Marie Curie), NIHR, NHS, College of Optometrists, Global Challenge Research Fund, Newton Fund, and various national and international Charities Including Lions Club International and Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

Prof Pardhan has developed research projects and published with University of Cambridge, as well as collaborative partners in India, China, Thailand, Nepal, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands and more. She is also a Global Burden of Disease collaborator.

Prof Pardhan led the REF2014 submission for Vision on behalf of VERI, receiving "world-leading", "internationally excellent", and "internationally recognised" scores. She also led the submission on Vision for REF2021.

Her research has benefitted over 110,000 people in the UK, India, China, Nepal and Thailand, and was submitted as one of the two impact case studies in REF2014 (receiving 100% world leading and internationally excellent scores) and one of five impact case studies in REF2021.

She is passionate about reducing health inequality and has worked with stakeholders within communities in the UK and Asia to produce culturally appropriate awareness programs which have reduced the risk of blindness due to diabetic retinopathy.

Prof Pardhan is regularly invited to disseminate her research to newspapers and TV. She has been interviewed by the BBC, ITV and various local radio stations. Her research has made a significant contribution to increasing the knowledge base in vision and eye, including diabetic retinopathy, in South Asians and other optometry research.

Her paper ‘Sore eyes as the most significant ocular symptom experienced by people with COVID-19’, published in BMJ in 2020, was covered by over 100 local and international national newspapers (347,899,530 visits in Dec 2020) and is in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.

Prof Pardhan sits on the Editorial Board for Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, the Journal of Personalised Medicine, and Frontiers in Public Health. She regularly reviews for journals, national and international grants, and reader and professorial appointments both for UK and international universities including Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Malaysia.

She has supervised 17 Research Fellows and 14 PhD students to completion and has been an examiner for 13 PhD students. She serves on two working groups (Diabetic Retinopathy and Low Vision) for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Prof Pardhan is an active member of the Women in Vision UK network, having given invited talks on 'Women in Leadership’ in the UK and USA, and invited editorials on 'Breaking the glass ceiling in academia', 'Vision scientists breaking the glass ceiling' and a podcast, 'Blazing the trail for women in vision science', leading to her being included on The Ophthalmologist Power List 2019 as a Champion of Change, one of ten people in 2019 to be recognised as such for her work in improving equity for women in academia. Prof Pardhan has given talks at conferences in Nepal, India, USA, China, Hong Kong, UK, Pakistan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Tanzania, Canada, Singapore, Australia and Germany.

Prof Pardhan was appointed to be on the Assessment Panel for REF2021 for Allied Health, providing her expertise on research outputs submitted by all higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK.

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. Visvanathan, (PhD) 2010-2017: ‘Factors that cause night myopia’. Completed successfully.
  • A. Barbarian, (PhD) 2013-2020: ‘How is quality of life affected in patients with retinitis pigmentosa?’. Completed successfully.
  • 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'.
  • M. McAtarsney-Kovacs (PhD) 2021-ongoing: ‘Visual short-term memory as a screening tool to detect early cognitive decline’.

Postdoctoral supervision

  • Dr H. Radhakhrishnan (2004-2005)
  • Dr A. Subramanian (2004-2005)
  • Dr S. Rae (2007-2008)
  • Dr M. Timmis (2010- 2012)
  • Dr A. Kolarik (2010-2020)
  • Dr R. Sapkota (2010-ongoing)
  • Dr A. Schrafe (2011-2016)
  • Dr D. Tabrett (2011-2013)
  • Dr H. Price (2012-2013)
  • Dr Z. Jessa (2012-2013)
  • Dr M. Crossland (2013-2014)
  • Dr G. Nakafero (2016-2017)
  • Dr J. Allsop (2016-2018)
  • Dr N. Garcia Porta (2017-2019)
  • Dr T. Zult (2017-2019)
  • Dr C. Otero (2018-2019)
  • Dr G. López-Sánchez (2020-2022)

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

Hossain, M. S., Islam, M. S., Pardhan, S., Banik, R., Ahmed, A., Islam, M. Z., Mahabub, M. S., Sikder, M. T., 2022. Beliefs, barriers and hesitancy towards the COVID-19 vaccine among Bangladeshi residents: Findings from a cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE, 17(8), e0269944. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0269944

Trott, M., Driscoll, R., Pardhan, S., 2022. The prevalence of sensory changes in post-COVID syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Medicine. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2022.980253

Kyu, H. H., Vongpradith, A., Sirota, S. B., Novotney, A., Troeger, C. E., Doxey, M. C., et al. (Pardhan, S.), 2022. Age–sex differences in the global burden of lower respiratory infections and risk factors, 1990–2019: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00510-2

Bryazka, D., Reitsma, M. B., Griswold, M. G., Abate, K. H., Abbafati, C., Abbasi-Kangevari, M. et al. (Pardhan, S.), 2022. Population-level risks of alcohol consumption by amount, geography, age, sex, and year: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020. The Lancet, 400 (10347), pp. 185-235. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00847-9

Peden, A. E., Cullen, P., Francis, K. L., Moeller, H., Peden, M. M., Ye, P. et al. (Pardhan, S.), 2022. Adolescent transport and unintentional injuries: a systematic analysis using the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Public Health. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00134-7

López-Sánchez, G. F., López-Bueno, R., Villaseñor-Mora, C., Pardhan, S., 2022. Comparison of Diabetes Mellitus Risk Factors in Mexico in 2003 and 2014. Frontiers in Nutrition. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.894904

Trott, M., Driscoll, R., Iraldo, E. , Pardhan, S., 2022. Associations between vitamin D status and sight threatening and non-sight threatening diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s40200-022-01059-3

Trott, M., Driscoll, R., Iraldo, E., Pardhan, S., 2022. Changes and correlates of screen time in adults and children during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis. eClinicalMedicine, 48, pp. 101452. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101452

Haagsma, J. A., Charalampous, P., Ariani, F., Gallay, A., Moesgaard Iburg, K., Nena, E. et al. (Pardhan, S.), 2022. The burden of injury in Central, Eastern, and Western European sub-region: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 Study. Archives of Public Health, 80(1), pp. 142. doi: 10.1186/s13690-022-00891-6

Lopez Sanchez, G. F., Hernandez, M. R. V., Casas, P. L., Zauder, R., Jastrzebska, J., Skalska, M., Radziminski, L., Jastrzebski, Z., Pardhan, S., 2022. Impact of physical activity, BMI and sociodemographic and lifestyle factors on the risk of diabetes in 9,511 Ghanaian adults. Sport TK, 11. doi: 10.6018/sportk.518091

Lindsay, R. K., Carmichael, C., Allen, P. M., Fossey, M., Godier-McBard, L., Butler, L., Trott, M., Pardhan, S., Tully, M. A., Wilson, J. J., Torrance, A., Smith, L., 2022. Fishing Participation, Motivators and Barriers among UK Anglers with Disabilities: Opportunities and Implications for Green Social Prescribing. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19084730

Castelpietra, G., Knudsen, A. K. S., Agardh, E. E., Armocida, B., Beghi, M., Iburg, K. M. et al., (Pardhan, S.), 2022. The burden of mental disorders, substance use disorders and self-harm among young people in Europe, 1990–2019: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 16. doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2022.100341

Shahabi, S., Pardhan, S., Shabaninejad, H., Teymourlouy, A. A., Tabrizi, R., Lankarani, K. B., 2022. Toward good governance for the prosthetics and orthotics sector in Iran: Evidence from a qualitative study. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. doi: 10.1097/PXR.0000000000000102

Armocida, B., Monasta, L., Sawyer, S., Bustreo, F., Segafredo, G., Castelpietra, G. et al. (Pardhan, S.), 2022. Burden of non-communicable diseases among adolescents aged 10–24 years in the EU, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2019. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(22)00073-6

López-Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., López-Bueno, R., Pardhan, S., 2022. Gender Differences in the Association between Physical Inactivity and Mental-Health Conditions in People with Vision or Hearing Impairment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19(6). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063307

Cousin, E., Duncan, B. B., Stein, C., Ong, K. L., Vos, T., Abbafati, C. et al. (Pardhan, S.), 2022. Diabetes mortality and trends before 25 years of age: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 10(3), pp. 177-192. doi: doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(21)00349-1

Pardhan, S., Parkin, J., Trott, M., Driscoll, R., 2022. Risks of digital screen time and recommendations for mitigating adverse outcomes in children. Journal of School Health. doi: 10.1111/josh.13170

Aggius-Vella, E., Gori, M., Campus, C., Moore, B. C. J., Pardhan, S., Kolarik, A. J., Van der Stoep, N., 2022. Auditory distance perception in front and rear space. Hearing Research. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2022.108468

Trott, M., Driscoll, R., Pardhan, S., 2022. Associations between diabetic retinopathy and modifiable risk factors: An umbrella review of meta-analyses. Diabetic Medicine. doi: 10.1111/dme.14796

Ramke, J., Evans, J. R., Habtamu, E., Mwangi, N., Silva, J. C., Swenor, B. K., et al. (Pardhan, S.), 2022. Grand Challenges in global eye health: a global prioritisation process using Delphi method. The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3(1), e31-e41. doi: 10.1016/S2666-7568(21)00302-0

Trott, M., Driscoll, R., Iraldo, E., Pardhan, S., 2022. Pathological eating behaviours and risk of retinopathy in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s40200-022-00980-x

Gil-Salmerón, A., López-Sánchez, G. F., López-Bueno, R., Pardhan, S., Grabovac, I., Smith, L., 2022. Association between anxious and depressive symptomatology and sexual activity in Spain: A cross-sectional study during the COVID-19 quarantine. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1). doi: 10.3390/ijerph19010147

Global Burden of Disease 2019 Cancer Collaboration, 2021. Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life Years for 29 Cancer Groups From 2010 to 2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. JAMA Oncology. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.6987

Smith, L., Gorely, T., Tully, M. A., Barnett, Y., Trott, M., Pardhan, S., López-Sánchez, G. F., Jacob, L., Shin, J. I., Pfifer, B., Oh, H., Pizzol, D., Koyanagi, A., 2021. The Association of Objective and Subjective Vision Impairment With Self-Reported Time Spent in Sedentary Behaviors in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2021-0302

Alvarez, E. M., Force, L. M., Xu, R., Compton, K., Lu, D., Henrikson, H. J. et al. (Pardhan) 2021.The global burden of adolescent and young adult cancer in 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet Oncology. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00581-7

Siddique, A. B., Nath, S. D., Islam, M. S., Khan, T. H., Pardhan, S., Amin, M. Z., Amin, M. I., Shawon, Z. B. Z., Koly, K. N., 2021. Financial Difficulties Correlate With Mental Health Among Bangladeshi Residents Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings From a Cross-Sectional Survey. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, pp. 2212. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.755357

López Sánchez, G. F., Smith, L., Jacob, L., Shin, J. I., Koyanagi, A., Pardhan, S., 2021. Gender Differences in the Association Between Cataract and Mental Health in Adults With Diabetes: A Cross-Sectional Analysis From the Spanish National Health Survey 2017. Frontiers in Public Health, 9. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.769155

Pardhan, S., Zheng, D., Chen, Z., López Sánchez, G. F., 2021. Obesity needs to be addressed to tackle the increased prevalence of diabetes in China – Temporal changes from 2003 to 2009. Preventive Medicine Reports, 24, pp. 101625. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101625

Pardhan, S., Islam, M. S., López-Sánchez, G. F., Upadhyaya, T., Sapkota, R. P., 2021. Self-isolation negatively impacts self-management of diabetes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, 13 (1), pp. 123. doi: 10.1186/s13098-021-00734-4

Kolarik, A. J., Moore, B. C. J., Cirstea, S., Raman, R., Gopalakrishnan, S., Pardhan, S., 2021. Partial visual loss disrupts the relationship between judged room size and sound source distance. Experimental Brain Research. doi: 10.1007/s00221-021-06235-0

Vaughan, M., Trott, M., Sapkota, R., Premi, G., Roberts, J., Ubhi, J., Smith, L., Pardhan, S., 2021. Changes in 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels post-vitamin D supplementation in people of Black and Asian ethnicities and its implications during COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 1–11. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12949

Jacob, L., Shin, J. I., Grabovac, I., Haro, J. M., Koyanagi, A., Tully, M. A., Trott, M., Kim, J. Y., Pardhan, S., Smith, L., López-Sánchez, G. F., 2021. Association between diabetes and dental caries in Spanish adults: a cross-sectional study including 23,089 adults. Oral. 1(3), pp. 281-289. doi: 10.3390/oral1030027

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

Recent conferences

Sapkota, S., Upadhyaya, T., Smith, S., Sharma, T., Kidd, J., Pardhan, S., 2022. Culturally and linguistically appropriate training intervention program using video clips to improve diabetes knowledge, awareness, lifestyle and retinopathy screening uptake in Nepal: a randomized controlled trial. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 63(7), 2136 – A0164.

Leveziel, N., Marillet, S., Braithwaite, T., Peto, T., Ingrand, P., Pardhan, S., Bron, A. M., Jonas, J., Resnikoff, S., Little, J.-A., Bourne, R. R. A., 2020. Self-reported visual difficulties in Europe and related factors. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 61(7), pp. 87.

Vaughan, M., Gantes-Nuñez, J., Tabernero, J., Pardhan, S., 2020. The post-illumination pupillary response of dark and light irides. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 61(7), pp. 607.

Resnikoff, S., Leveziel, N., Bron, A. M., Marillet, S., Braithwaite, T., Peto, T., Ingrand, P., Pardhan, S., Jonas, J., Little, J.-A., Bourne, R. R. A., 2020. Self-reported dual sensory impairment in Europe and related factors. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 61(7), pp. 3345.

Kolarik, A., Moore, B. C. J., Raman, R., Cirstea, S., Gopalakrishnan, S., Pardhan, S., 2020. Greater severity of visual loss is associated with larger auditory distance judgments, with poorer accuracy for closer sounds. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 61(7), pp. 4268.

Pardhan, S., Upadhyaya, T., Smith, L., Sharma, T., Kidd, J., Sapkota, R., 2020. A patient-centred intervention to improve diabetic awareness, behavior, self-help and retinopathy screening in Nepal: A randomized clinical study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 61(7), pp. 4841.

Tabernero, J., Otero, C., Artal, P., Pardhan, S., 2019. Optical techniques to study the biomechanics of the anterior eye in people with Marfan syndrome. Vancouver, Canada. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 60(9), pp. 4832.

Bourne, R. R. A., Zhekov, I., Pardhan, S., 2019. Dynamic changes in iris parameters under physiological conditions -development of a predictive model of angle closure risk. Vancouver, Canada. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 60, pp. 6195.

Pardhan, S., Upadhyaya, T., Biswas, A., Raman, R., Sapkota, R., 2019. Poor control of diabetes is associated with sight threatening retinopathy in patients attending tertiary care eye clinics in Nepal and India. Vancouver, Canada. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 60, pp. 1085.

Robson, J., Raman, R., Srinivasan, R., Pardhan, S., 2019. Contrast sensitivity in glaucoma using simple disposable printed (CamBlobs) charts. Vancouver, Canada. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 60(9), pp. 2488.

Allsop, J., Scarfe, A., Timmis, M., Bourne, R., Pardhan, S., 2017. Balance confidence is associated with objective step-ascent movement kinematics in participants with age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Association for Vision and Ophthalmology, Baltimore, USA. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 26(58), pp. 1332.

Tabernero, J., Robinson, J., Artal, P., Pardhan, S., 2017. Objective assessments of Tear Film quality before and after exposure to controlled environmental stress in young and older subjects. Baltimore, USA. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 26(58), pp. 1130.

Robson, J., Raman, R., Durgasri, J., Sapkota, R. P., Pardhan, S., 2017. Contrast sensitivity measured with illiterate single-use printed paper charts to assess the severity of diabetic retinopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 26(58), pp. 4698.

Zhiqing, C., Sapkota, R. P., Dingchang, Z., Pardhan, S., 2017. The need for improved diabetic eye health awareness and early retinopathy screening: An observational study from a specialist eye clinic in Hangzhou, China. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 26(58), pp. 79.

Sapkota, R. P., Upadhyaya, T., Gurung, G., Biswas, A., Durgasri, J., Raman, R., Pardhan, S., 2017. Clinical and non-clinical factors predicting retinopathy severity in patients attending three different diabetic eye clinics in India and Nepal. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 26(58), pp. 70.

Invited talks

Pardhan, S., 2021. College of Optometrists Podcast: COVID-19 and the eye.

Pardhan, S., 2021. Diabetic Retinopathy or Diabetes & Vision. Invitation by Rt Hon Keith Vaz. Silver Star Diabetes, national charity dedicated to raising diabetes awareness.

Pardhan, S., 2019. Where are we? Pilot results for INCODEN. Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara, Nepal.

Pardhan, S., 2019. College of Optometrists Podcast: Blazing the trail for women in vision science.

Pardhan, S., 2018. Reducing the risk of sight threatening retinopathy in people with macular oedema. Sankara Nethlaya Hospital, India.

Pardhan, S., 2017. How do we reduce the risk of Diabetic Retinopathy in those most at risk? Diabetic Endocrinology Association for Nepal, Pokhara, Nepal.

Pardhan, S., 2017. Women in Leadership. On the receiving end. Association for Vision and Ophthalmology, Baltimore, USA.

Pardhan, S., 2016. Diabetic retinopathy. A global problem. Knowledge and Awareness. 2nd Eye Hospital, Huangzhou, China.

Pardhan, S., 2016. Improved hearing in the visually impaired. Current research. South University of Science and Technology of China.

Pardhan, S., 2015. Functional disability with visual impairment. Asian Pacific Optometry Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pardhan S., 2014. Diabetic Retinopathy: The need for improved awareness. Sankara Netralya Eye Centre, Chennai, India.

Pardhan, S., 2014. Knowledge., Awareness and Self-help in Asian Diabetic Patients. AMRITA, Kochi, India.

Pardhan, S., 2010. Mobility in the visual impaired. Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Pardhan, S., 2007. How does simulated visual impairment affect reaching and grasping movements in young participants? College of Optometrists, Manchester, UK.

Pardhan, S., Subramanian, A., 2005. Diabetic retinopathy changes in Asians and Caucasians. Elite School Conference, Chennai, India.

Pardhan, S., 2004. Diabetes and its complications. The Norfolk Local Optometric Association, Norwich, UK.

Pardhan, S., 2002. Age and duration as risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in South Asian and Caucasian subjects. The Scottish Optometric Society, Glasgow, UK.

Pardhan, S., 2002. Eye- related eye diseases in South Asian and Caucasian subjects. The Cambridge Local Optometric Association, Cambridge, UK.

Pardhan, S., 2000. How does lifestyle affect diabetes in the eye in South Asian subjects in Bradford? Bradford Health Authority, UK.

Pardhan, S., 2000. Diabetic retinopathy and life-style profiles in South Asian and Caucasian subjects. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, Harrogate, UK.

Pardhan, S., 1999. Assessing the neural integrity behind a cataract. Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Pardhan, S., 1999. Knowledge of self-reported eye disease and awareness of ocular screening in the older South Asian subjects in Bradford. Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Pardhan, S., 1998. Measurement of contrast detection in noise. A new method to assess the retinal function behind a cataract. The Second Nottingham Eye Symposium and Research Meeting, UK.

Pardhan, S., 1997. Further investigation into binocular summation in the peripheral visual field. British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff, UK.

Pardhan, S., 1996. The clinical application of contrast detection in noise. Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK.

Pardhan, S., 1995. The decrease of binocular performance with ageing: The effect of interocular difference. The American Academy of Optometrists, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Pardhan, S., 1994. Is ageing an optical or neural phenomenon? Department of Ophthalmology, Leeds General Hospital, UK.

Pardhan, S., 1993. Binocular inhibition in unilateral cataract. Annual Ophthalmological Congress Masters’ Symposium, Oxford University, UK.

Pardhan, S., 1992. The use of the Pelli-Robson chart in assessing the visual function of early contact lens wearers. British Contact Lens Association, Harrogate, UK.

Pardhan, S., 1992. Clinical assessment of binocular visual function. University of Waterloo, Canada.

Pardhan, S., 1989.. Binocular contrast summation and inhibition. Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic.

Pardhan, S., 1989. Are two eyes always better than one? Seventh Asian-Pacific Optometric Congress, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Pardhan, S., 1989. The binocular VECP and contrast sensitivity in unequal interocular retinal illuminance. Clinical Ophthalmological Conference, Hong Kong.

Pardhan, S., 1987. Psychometric functions for binocular summation and inhibition. Optometry Research Conference, Bradford, UK.

Media experience

Press coverage: Risks of digital screen time and recommendations for mitigating adverse outcomes in children (PDF)

Press coverage: Sore eyes as the most significant ocular symptom experienced by people with COVID-19 (PDF)

Press coverage: Changes and correlates of screen time in adults and children during the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF)