Patrick Keating

B.Sc. (Hons), P. G. Dip Ed, FHEA

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

Lecturer in Optics
+44 114 215 9053

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Patrick Keating
Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

I graduated from the University of Aston in Birmingham in 1992 with a degree in Ophthalmic Optics and completed the Professional Qualifying Exams of the College of Optometrists the following year. After ten years working as an Optometrist in a variety of practices I joined the department in 2002 as a Non-Clinical Lecturer in Optics.

Research interests

Fundamental physiological optics. Embedding student research into the undergraduate curriculum.


Journal articles

Research group

Recent M.Med.Sci projects

Nusrat Naseem. Exploration of psychosocial and economic barriers towards spectacle use among secondary school children in District Attock, Pakistan. (2016)

Javaria Nawaz. A Comparison of Refractive error measurement Made Between Optometrist and Orthoptist, Before and After Training in Refraction Given to Orthoptist. (2015)

Kathryn Hallows. The Impact of near Vision and Contrast Sensitivity on the Quality of Life of a Patient with a Visual Impairment. (2014)

Teaching interests

My responsibility on the course is to teach Student Orthoptists those aspects of visual optics necessary for the practice of Orthoptics. The first year is used to lay down the fundamental aspects of geometric and physical optics which are then applied in the second year to the human visual system.

There is also a practical side to the teaching and clinical skills are taught in a dedicated teaching facility. Through the close relations I enjoy with my Orthoptic colleagues I have developed methods of learning which bridge across our disciplines in order for students to appreciate the relevance of optics to their future career.