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Professor Rachel Pilling

Professor of Ophthalmology

Faculty/Dept/School School of Optometry and Vision Science
(Faculty of Life Sciences)


Rachel has been a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist  at BTHFT since 2010 and was appointed as Professor of Special Needs and Learning Disability Eye Care by the University of Bradford in 2020.  

She has been involved with learning disability eye care for over ten years. She has published widely on aspects of eye care for learning disability in particular  the Bradford Visual Function Box (a novel tool for functional visual assessment), special school visual assessment, cataract surgery and diabetic retinal screening in adults with learning disability.

Her current areas of research interest are in cerebral visual impairment and brain related visual problems, including visual behaviours associated with autistic spectrum disorder.