Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology
Department:Vision and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation
Alongside lecturing, Rupal is also a practising optometrist. In 2014 she was named Lecturer of the Year by the Association of Optometrists in recognition of her outstanding contribution to teaching.
Rupal leads our Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing courses. After graduating from the University of Bradford and undertaking registration as an optometrist, Rupal returned to academia at Bradford to pursue a PhD while also supervising student clinics. After completing the data collection aspect of her research, Rupal moved to Cambridge to join us.
Alongside her teaching and management roles in our Department, Rupal is a College of Optometrists Examiner for the Final Assessment of the Scheme for Registration (OSCE). She's also 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 Clinical Practice Working Group. She is a University Teaching Fellow.
Module leader for Clinical Optometry 1 and Pharmacology & Pathology, Lead Clinician for the Visual Stress Clinic, Module Tutor for Clinical Optometry 5, Undergraduate Major Project and Vocational & Recreational Dispensing.
Patel, R., Pardhan, S. and 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.
Lovell-Patel, R., 2014. The Effect of Colour Filters on the Rate of Reading. ICBO, September 2014.
Lovell-Patel, R., Timmis, M., McCarthy, P. and Pardhan, S., 2013. The Influence of Mulitfocal Lenses on Fine Motor Tasks (poster presentation). ARVO.
Lovell-Patel R, Austin D and Shah K (2011). The Effect of Color Filter Therapy on the Rate of Reading (poster presentation). American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, 12-15 October 2011.
Lovell-Patel, R. and Chitanda, F., 2010. The Effect of Sports-Tinted Contact Lenses on Visual Function (poster presentation). American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, 17-20 November 2010.
Lovell-Patel, R., 2009. OSCE assessment – is it a fair way to assess clinical skills? The European Academy of Optometry and Optics, Research and Academic Symposium, 16-17 May 2009.
Patel, R., Pardhan, S., Hobbiss, A. and Gilchrist, J., 2001. Quality of Life, Visual Function and Ocular Health in South Asian and Caucasian adults in Bradford, UK. 2001 AVA-CG Post-Graduate Meeting, 2 November 2001, University of Newcastle.
Colorimetry in Vision and Education, one-day seminar organised by the International Institute of Colorimetry, November 2014.
Colorimetry in Clinical Optometry and Education, one-day seminar organised by the International Institute of Colorimetry, March 2014.
The Norfolk and Norwich Local Optical Association CET evening lecture series on visual stress assessment, February 2014.
The Cambridgeshire Local Optical Committee CET evening lecture series on pharmacology and its legal implication in optometric practice, February 2009.