Sarah J H Lalor

Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

Sarah's main research interest is improving the detection of abnormal vision development in children using non-standard images. She's undertaking her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Sarah J Waugh, Dr Monika A Formankiewicz and Prof John Siderov. Sarah took up a lectureship in the Vision and Hearing Sciences department at Anglia Ruskin University in September 2012.

Untitled Page

sarah.lalor@anglia.ac.uk

Background

During her undergraduate studies, Sarah won a Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursary to do a summer research project entitled Binocular summation for images defined by luminance or contrast within Anglia Vision Research.  The project was undertaken under the supervision of Dr Sarah J Waugh and the results were presented at an international conference (VSS) in America in July 2009.

After her undergraduate studies, Sarah was awarded a University Graduate Teaching Assistantship scholarship to undertake her doctoral studies into how a more sensitive test for amblyopia could be designed, under the supervision of Dr Sarah J Waugh, Dr Monika A Formankiewicz and Prof John Siderov. 

In the second year of her PhD, Sarah won first prize for a talk given at our Sixth Annual Student Research Conference. Her main research interest is the development of more sensitive tools using non-standard images for improving detection of amblyopia in children.

Research interests

  • Amblyopia
  • Paediatric vision
  • Psychophysics
  • Binocular vision
  • Crowding

Teaching

  • Ophthalmic Dispensing

Qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) Optical Management, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PGCert(HE) Learning and Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Association of British Dispensing Opticians
  • Member of General Optical Council

Selected recent publications

S. J. Waugh, S. J. H. Lalor, M. I. Hairol, 2009. Binocular summation for luminance- and contrast-modulated noise stimuli. Journal of Vision, 9(8), 1012.

Recent presentations and conferences

Sarah J H Lalor, Monika A Formankiewicz, Sarah J Waugh, 2012. Could contrast-modulated optotypes aid in the detection of amblyopia?. ECVP, Alghero, Italy, September 2012.

Sarah J H Lalor, Monika A Formankiewicz, Sarah J Waugh, 2012. Where should the bars be to produce optimal crowding effects using children's acuity letters, pictures and symbols?. EAOO, April 2012.