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Clare Couldridge

Bsc (Hons) MSc PhD MCOptom

Research Optometrist

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.

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