Professor Shahina Pardhan awarded

Published: 24 November 2015 at 15:29

Shahina Pardhan receiving an award

Professor Shahina Pardhan was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s award for her strategic leadership, research excellence and managerial qualities as Director of the Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU).

Having set up VERU in 2009,  under Shahina’s leadership it is now recognised as a world leading research centre. VERU’s research profile was rated as 82%  ‘World Class’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’.  This significant step change is evidenced through a comparison with the results from RAE2008 in which only 15% was rated as ‘World Class’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’. In addition, the impact of  VERU's research, based on two case studies (one based on Shahina’s research on diabetic retinopathy in South Asian subjects) was rated as 100% ‘World Class’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’ in REF2014.