Nicola is a Professor of Optometry and Director of Research for the Optometry and Vision Science Research Group, School of Optometry, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
Nicola’s research interests are the epidemiology of refractive error, the development and aetiology of myopia, and strategies for myopia control. Nicola leads an active myopia clinic at Aston University alongside her myopia research clinics and labs and she collaborates with other researchers working in the field of myopia as part of the Myopia Consortium UK and internationally as part of The International Myopia Institute.
Nicola has been a recipient of the Neil Charman Award for Excellence in Research awarded by The College of Optometrists, UK. She has published peer-reviewed papers in the field of myopia and sits on the editorial board for the journal Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics. Nicola is also a member of the myopia management committee for the BCLA. She has led a taskforce for the IMI Accommodation and Binocular Vision White Paper and contributed to the IMI Clinical Myopia Control Trials and Instrumentation Report and IMI Prevention of Myopia and its Progression White Paper.