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Rupal is the Academic Lead for Vision Sciences at the University, she is a registered Optometrist committed to raising the standards of professional practice and education within the optometric community.
After graduating from University of Bradford and undertaking registration as an Optometrist, she returned to academia in Bradford as a Clinical Demonstrator. In 2002, Rupal moved to Cambridge to join Anglia Ruskin University where she was a Principal Lecturer and Director of Clinics until 2018.
Alongside her teaching and management roles within the University, she is a College of Optometrists Examiner for the Final Assessment of the Scheme for Registration (OSCE). She is a Principal Fellow for the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Careers in Optics working group as well as European Academy of Optometry and Optics Education Committee.
In 2014 Rupal was awarded "Lecturer of the Year" by the Association of Optometrists in recognition of her outstanding contribution to teaching.
Aldrich, A., Lovell-Patel, R., Allen, P., & Wilkins, A. (2018). The Repeatability of Colorimetry is Precise (ly) as Expected. Neuro-Ophthalmology, 3(1), 1-6.
Lovell-Patel, R., Timmis, M., Pardhan, S., & McCarthy, P. (2013). The Influence of Multifocal Lenses on Fine Motor Tasks. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 54(15), 4250-4250
Patel R, Pardhan S & Hobbiss A (2001). Quality of Life, Visual Function and Ocular Health in South Asian and Caucasian adults in Bradford, UK. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 42(4): S861.
Professional Body Associations: Member of the General Optical Council, College of Optometrists, Association of Optometrists, British Contact Lens Association, Senior Associate member of The Royal Society of Medicine and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.
Fellowships: Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, European Academy of Optometry & Optics and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.