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Dr Julie-Anne Little PhD, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FHEA

Lecturer in Optometry

Julie-Anne is a GOC registered optometrist, with a PhD in Vision Science under the supervision of Professor Kathryn Saunders at Ulster. She is currently a Lecturer and Course director of the MSc in Clinical Visual Science.

Dr Littleā€™s research interests include the developing visual system and the impact of intellectual disability on vision. She is also interested in how the structure of the eye impacts on functional vision. She is part of the Paediatric Vision Research team testing the vision of children with and without special educational needs and complex visual problems. She is part of a multidisciplinary clinic providing vision care for those with complex neurological impairment and promotes the functional assessment of vision with emphasis on communication of results to parents and health and education professionals involved with the child. She has developed a web-based resource for improving communication and understanding of functional visual assessment for children with complex neurological impairment. The information is relevant to parents and professionals working with children with special educational needs and the resource is available under the Vision Resources section of the website, and by clicking this link

She has supervised PhD and MSc students, and been awarded significant grant funding from a variety of sources. She has been supported with a research fellowship by the College of Optometrists. Dr Little is currently President of the European Council of Optometry and Optics. She is a member of the College of Optometrists and represents Northern Ireland as a Councillor for the Association of Optometrists. She serves on a regional multi-agency HSC board committee relating to the improvement of optometric services and developing eyecare partnerships.

Julie-Anne has collaborative links with researchers and clinicians. These include Prof. Rowan Candy (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA), Dr Ed Mallen (Optometry and Vision Science, Bradford University), Prof Gordon Dutton (Glasgow Hospital for Sick Children) Dr Claire Lundy (Paediatric Neurologist, Belfast Trust), Prof. Jonathan Jackson (College of Optometry, Melbourne, Australia), Ms Jennifer Lindsay (Principal Optometrist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast), Dr. Maggie Woodhouse (Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University), Dr Karen Glivray (Ophthalmologist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast), and Dr Ursula Donnelly (Ophthalmologist, Southern Trust, Newry).

Dr Julie-Anne Little PhD, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FHEA

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Dr Julie-Anne Little
Lecturer in Optometry
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute

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Room G169
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Coleraine
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70124374
Email: ja.little@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Julie-Anne Little PhD, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, FHEA - Publications

Number of items: 16.

McCullough, Sara, Little, Julie-Anne, Breslin, Karen and Saunders, Kathryn (2014) Comparison of Refractive Error Measures by the IRX3 Aberrometer and Autorefraction.. Optometry and Vision Science, 91 (10).

Little, Julie-Anne, McCullough, Sara, Breslin, Karen and Saunders, Kathryn (2014) Higher order ocular aberrations and their relation to refractive error and ocular biometry in children.. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 55.

Anketell, Pamela M, Saunders, Kathryn and Little, Julie-Anne (2013) Stereoacuity norms for school-age children using the Frisby stereotest.. Journal of the American Assocation for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 17 (6). pp. 582-587.

Doyle, Lesley, Little, Julie-Anne and Saunders, Kathryn (2013) Repeatability of OCT lens thickness measures with age and accommodation.. Optometry and Vision Science, 90 (12). pp. 1396-1405.

McCullough, Sara, Little, Julie-Anne and Saunders, Kathryn (2013) Higher Order Aberrations in Children with Down Syndrome. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 54 (2). pp. 1527-1535.

Little, Julie-Anne, McCullough, Sara, McClelland, Julie F , Jackson , A. Jonathan and Saunders, Kathryn (2013) Low Contrast Acuity Measurement: Does it add value in the visual assessment of Down syndrome and Cerebral palsy populations?. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 54 (1). pp. 251-257.

Bharadwaj, Shrikant R., Sravani, N. Geetha, Little, Julie-Anne, Narasaiah, Asa, Wong, Vivian, Woodburn, Rachel and Candy, T. Rowan (2013) Empirical variability in the calibration of slope-based eccentric photorefraction. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 30 (5). pp. 923.

Little, Julie-Anne, Molloy, Jaclyn and Saunders, Kathryn (2012) The differing impact of induced astigmatic blur on crowded and uncrowded paediatric visual acuity chart results.. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the College of Optometrists, 32 (6).

McCullough, Sara J, Little, Julie-Anne and Saunders, Kathryn J (2011) Higher order ocular aberrations in children with Down syndrome. . In: British congress for Optometry and Vision Science, Liverpool. Wiley-Blackwell.

McCullough , Sara J, Little, Julie-Anne and Saunders, Kathryn J (2011) Anomalous Wavefront Aberrations Reduce Optical Quality In Down Syndrome . In: Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, United States of America. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins . Vol 52 (2810-D659)

Saunders, Kathryn J, Little, Julie-Anne, McClelland, Julie F and Jackson, A Jonathan (2010) Profile of Refractive Errors in Cerebral Palsy (CP): impact of severity of motor impairment (GMFCS) and CP subtype on refractive outcome . Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 51 (6). pp. 2885-2890.

Little, Julie-Anne, McClelland, Julie F , Saunders, Kathryn J and Jackson , A Jonathan (2009) The Relationship Between Axial Length, Refractive Error and Corneal Curvature in Children and Young Adults With Cerebral Palsy . In: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, United States of America. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins . Vol 50 (3965-A76)

Little, Julie-Anne, Woodhouse, J Margaret and Saunders, Kathryn (2009) Corneal power and astigmatism in Down syndrome.. Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry, 86 (6). pp. 748-54.

Little, Julie-Anne, Woodhouse, J Margaret, Lauritzen, Jan S and Saunders, Kathryn (2009) Vernier acuity in Down syndrome.. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 50 (2). pp. 567-72.

Little, Julie-Anne, Woodhouse, J Margaret, Lauritzen, Jan S and Saunders, Kathryn (2007) The impact of optical factors on resolution acuity in children with Down syndrome.. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 48 (9). pp. 3995-4001.

Little, Julie-Anne, Lauritzen, Jan and Saunders, Kathryn J (2005) A Novel Computer-Based Method for Measuring Vernier Acuity at Short Test Distances. In: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, United States of America. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins . Vol 46 (5647-B850)

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