Yvonne Norgett

Senior lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

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Yvonne is an experienced optometrist and teaches mainly clinical aspects of our optometry degree, including contact lenses. She's worked extensively with optometric professional bodies.

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yvonne.norgett@anglia.ac.uk

Background

As a member of Anglia Vision Research, Yvonne is currently investigating the development of crowded visual acuity in children, with the aim of identifying vision tests to improve the detection of childhood eye problems.

Yvonne’s research interests also include clinical assessment and together with a team from the department, introduced Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) into the undergraduate curriculum.

After graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in ophthalmic optics, Yvonne gained her clinical experience working in the Hospital Eye Service and in private and multiple practice. She held the position of Professional Services Manager (Eastern Region) for Boots Opticians Ltd from 1993 to 1998.

Yvonne is an experienced examiner for the College of Optometrists and is a member of the Final Assessment Panel and the OSCE editing group. She was also a panel member of the Fitness to Practise Panel appointed by the UK regulatory body, the General Optical Council, from 2003-2015.

Research interests

  • Children's vision
  • Visual acuity measurement
  • Clinical assessment

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Optics, University of Manchester
  • PGCert Learning and Teaching (Higher Education), Anglia Ruskin University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, College of Optometrists
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Examiner for the College of Optometrists
  • Member of the OSCE writing and editing group for the College of Optometrists
  • Member of the Fitness to Practise Panel, appointed by the General Optical Council (2003-2015)

Selected recent publications

Norgett, Y. and Siderov, J., 2014. Foveal crowding differs in children and adults. Journal of Vision, 14, p.23.

Norgett, Y and Siderov, J., 2014. Effect of crowding on the slopes of the psychometric functions in visual acuity measurements. Optometry & Vision Science, 91, 145-153.

Norgett, Y. and Siderov, J., 2011. Crowding in Children's Visual Acuity Tests-Effect of Test Design and Age. Optometry & Vision Science, 88, pp.920-927.

Siderov J., Patel R-L. and Norgett, Y., 2008. Setting clinical (performance based) standards in optometry: results from a 2-year trial. Optometry & Vision Science, 5. E-abstract.

Recent presentations and conferences

Norgett, Y. and Siderov, J. Foveal crowding differs in children and adults. American Academy of Optometry, Seattle, 17-20 October 2013. E-abstract.

Norgett, Y. and Siderov, J. Crowding in children's visual acuity measurement: the importance of gaze control and contour interaction. American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, 17-20 November 2010.

Norgett, Y. and Siderov, J. The assessment of visual acuity in young children – which test is best? College of Optometrists Research Symposium, York, UK, 18-19 Aoril 2010.

Norgett Y., Siderov J. and Patel R-L. An evaluation of the introduction of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) into an undergraduate optometry course. College of Optometrists Research Symposium, Brighton, March 2009.

Norgett Y., Siderov J. and Patel R-L. Using Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) to document student clinical skills from year one to year two. European Academy of Optometry & Optics, Lausanne, May 2009.