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Emma Mc Connell


  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Emma is a qualified optometrist who has returned to Ulster University to work as a research associate. She is currently involved in the SEE project, a research study which aims to determine the level of vision in Special Educational schools and provide a written report to parents on these findings.She also works as a locum optometrist in the community, with experience working in both multiple and independent practices.Education / QualificationsFirst class honours degree in Optometry, Ulster University, 2013.Professional qualifying exams, College of Optometrists, 2014.Research InterestsEmma is currently involved in a study funded by Action Medical Research which aims to determine the level of vision of children in special educational schools in Northern Ireland by carrying out a full vision assessment in the familiar environment of their school.A written report will be provided to parents and teachers which will summarise the findings of our vision testing and highlight if any vision interventions or modifications are required for the child either at home or in school.Prior to this Emma was involved in a study funded by the Macular Society which aimed to determine if higher levels of macular pigment optical density are associated with faster dark adaptation in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration.Teaching InterestsNov 2015-Present     Supervision of final year public refraction clinicsOct 2015-Present      Studies advisor for undergraduate optometry studentsConferencesMarch 2016: Optometry Tomorrow, College of Optometrists, UK, Annual Conference, McConnell,E.L.& Beirne, R.O. – Measuring rod-mediated visual performance in ageing and age-related macular degeneration.

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Research Output 2016 2020

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article
Child Behavior
Social Adjustment
Special Education
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
special education
Special Education
Open Access
Dark Adaptation
Macular Degeneration
Rod Cell Outer Segment
Open Access
Special Education
Northern Ireland
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

The Blind Spot in Education Statements/Plans for Children with Special Educational Needs

Black, S., McConnell, E., McClelland, J., Little, J-A. & Saunders, K., 17 Oct 2017, Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 37. p. 671-672 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
special educational needs
health promotion

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

Written reports of visual status are valued and utilised by parents of children with special educational needs.

Emma Mc Connell (Speaker)
Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation