Comparison of Pseudophakic Vision and Lifestyle Changes using different IOL designs

Project Description

Title: Comparison of Pseudophakic Vision and Lifestyle Changes using different IOL designs.

The project aims to investigate the relationship between different visual corrections provided at the point of cataract surgery and the effect on mobility and stability in everyday tasks. Specifically, the project is looking to investigate the difference between confidence and stability in mobility tasks with each correction type.


Applicants should have (at least) a first or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject (Physiotherapy or Optometry) and registered to work in the UK. Desirable qualities include previous experience of research (e.g. Masters).

The studentship is supported for three years and includes full Home/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of £17,000 per annum. The studentship will only fully fund those applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees with relevant qualifications. Applicants normally required to cover overseas fees will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £12,285 per annum).

If you wish to discuss this project further informally, please contact Dr Catriona Hamer. However, applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

General information about applying for a research degree at University of Plymouth is available at:
You can apply via the online application form which can be found at: and select ‘Apply’.

This vacancy will involve working with children and/or vulnerable adults and any appointment will be subject a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please mark it FAO Sarah Carne and clearly state that you are applying for a PhD studentship within the School of Health and Human Sciences.

For more information on the admissions process contact

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 17 December 2019. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview 23 December 2020. 

We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by 1 January 2020 should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.