• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Raymond Beirne graduated with first class honours and completed his pre-registration training at Manchester Royal Eye hospital. He teaches clinical optometry across a variety of modules on the BSc(Hons) Optometry and Master of Optometry courses. Dr Beirne is the course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Retina. 

Dr Beirne has a PhD in visual pyschophysics and his research is focused on how the macular pigment influences visual performance in healthy individuals and those with age-related macular degeneration. He has obtained research funding from the College of Optometrists and the Macular Society.

Raymond is an examiner for the College of Optometrists and an editorial board member of the professional development journal "Acuity". 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Vision Science

Award Date: 4 Jul 2005

Bachelor, Optometry

Award Date: 30 Jun 1998


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