Debarun Dutta
    • United Kingdom

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    Ocular surface, dry eye, contact lenses

    20122021

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    Teaching Activity

    • Module leader – Human Biology and Pathology (OP1MBP); First-year undergraduate
    • Supervisor – Elective Studies; Third-year undergraduate 
    • Teaching faculty – Contact Lenses (OP2CL1) and Clinical practice 2(OP2CP2); Second-year undergraduate  
    • Doctor of Optometry (DOptom) supervisor
    • Master of Science in Optometry (MSc. Optometry) supervisor

    Research Interests

    • Contact lens and dry eye: Anterior ocular surface and tear film, tear lipid layer, effect of preservatives and surfactants on ocular comfort
    • Contact lens-related adverse events: Particularly infiltrative events, development of novel antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial peptides, mechanism and activity of antimicrobial peptides, aetiology of development of keratitis

    Funding Applications and Awards

     

    • Industry Research Funding (As CI US$ 62,000, University of NSW) 2019
    • UNSW-India seed funding Grant (AU$ 10,000) University of NSW 2018
    • Research Infrastructure Grant (as CI AU$ 40,372) University of NSW 2018
    • Faculty Research Grant (AU$7,500), University of NSW 2017
    • Research Infrastructure Grant (as AI AU$ 38,080) University of NSW 2017
    • Early Career Research Grant (AU$ 15,000), Science faculty, University of NSW 2016
    • Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Grant (as CI AU$ 96,210), University of NSW 2015

    PhD Supervision

    Current PhD candidates: 

    - Impact and association of tear pro-inflammatory biomarkers on the development of Dry Eye Disease - Primary Supervisor at the Aston University

    - Efficacy of home-based and in-office treatment regime for dry eye disease - Primary Supervisor at the Aston University

    Completed: 

    - Safety and efficacy of antimicrobial contact lenses during extended wear - Co-Supervisor at the University of New South Wales, Australia

    - Mechanism of action of surface-bound antimicrobial contact lenses - Co-Supervisor at the University of New South Wales, Australia

    Available for supervision for suitable applicants:

    Potential areas:

    1. Patient compliance with dry eye treatment and management
    2. Clinic-based assessment of tear electrolytes
    3. Assessment of the ocular surface using an objective digital grading system
    4. Development of novel antimicrobial contact lenses and antimicrobial therapy 

    Employment

    • March 2019 – current: Lecturer, Optometry School Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
    • Jan 2019 – Senior Research Fellow, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • 2014-2018 – Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    • 2010 – 2014 – Casual Research Assistant, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney
    • 2008-2010 – Clinical optometrist and Contact Lens Consultant, L V Prasad Eye Institute 

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Member of International Association for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR)
    • Member of British & Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE) 
    • Fellow of Higher Education Academy UK (FHEA)
    • Ezell Club, American Optometric Foundation (AOF)
    • Fellow of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
    • Fellow of British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA)
    • Educator member of International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)
    • Member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

    Contact Details

    Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4418

    Email: d.dutta@aston.ac.uk

    Room: VS131

    Education/Academic qualification

    University of New South Wales, Australia

    Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

    External positions

    Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia

    1 Feb 2019 → …

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