Bsc (Hons) MSc PhD MCOptom
Clare’s background in scientific research encompasses experience in industry and academic. She initially trained in Biology, completing a BSc and MSc at Imperial College London. Later she gained a PhD in Aphid-Plant Interactions (Investigating plant molecular response with implications for aphid pest control) from the University of Birmingham. Clare spent five years working in industry, where she was responsible for the management and organisation of agricultural field trials. Subsequently, Clare retrained as an Optometrist. She currently works at Oxford Eye Hospital and continues to draw on her scientific and research background in her role as Research Optometrist within the University of Oxford, where she is involved in clinical research for the retinal gene therapy trials.
Winners in the 2014 Naylor prize competition
Charman N. et al, (2016), Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 36, 71 - 72
Exploring plant responses to aphid feeding using a full Arabidopsis microarray reveals a small number of genes with significantly altered expression
Couldridge C. et al, (2007), Bulletin of Entomological Research, 97
Habitat temperature and the temporal scaling of cold hardening in the high Arctic collembolan, Hypogastrura tullbergi (Schäffer)
Hawes TC. et al, (2006), Ecological Entomology, 31, 450 - 459
A phloem-enriched cDNA library from Ricinus: insights into phloem function.
Doering-Saad C. et al, (2006), J Exp Bot, 57, 3183 - 3193