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Charlotte Codina

Lecturer, Orthoptics, University of Sheffield

I qualified as an Orthoptist in 2003 and have practised at hospitals in the UK including Moorfields Eye Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Sheffield Childrens Hospital Trust in the UK and in the Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa. In 2008 I completed my PhD which explored the effects of profound congenital deafness on the visual system.

Since 2008 I have been a lecturer in Orthoptics and enjoy teaching a broad range of topics for the BMedSci Orthoptics degree and have completed the University of Sheffield certificate in learning and teaching, making me a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2013 I took the position of Programme Leader for the MMedSci (Vision and Strabismus) course by distance learning and enjoy teaching and supporting students from all over the UK and around the world in this role.

My research interests include adaptations of and plasticity within the whole of the visual system from the cortex to the retina. My PhD explored the effects of profound congenital deafness and experience with British Sign Language on the visual system of children and adults.

So far I have investigated visual plasticity in response to profound deafness, autism, ADHD and visual vertigo. I am particularly interested in the development of peripheral vision and the development and management of amblyopia.


  • –present
    Lecturer, University of Sheffield