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Dr Hannah Bartlett BSc (Hons) PhD MCOptom PGCertEd FAAO

Senior Lecturer

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET
United Kingdom

Email: H.E.Bartlett@aston.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4182        

Research Theme

 Vision, Hearing and Language

Research Centre
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)  

Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing(CRVH)

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  • 2000: Honours degree in Optometry (First Class), Aston University
  • 2001: Membership of the College of Optometrists
  • 2001: Registration with the General Optical Council
  • 2002: General optometric practice
  • 2004: Qualification for membership of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2005: PhD in Ocular Nutrition, Aston University
  • 2005: Post-doctoral research fellowship
  • 2005: Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry
  • 2007: Lecturer in optometry, Aston University
  • 2011: Senior lecturer in optometry, Aston University
  • Aston Awards 2008: Teaching (Highly Commended)

  • Module leader: Retinal and Macular Disorders (Ophthalmic Doctorate)
  • Module leader: Primary Optometric Examination (BSc Optometry: second year)
  • Lecturer: Professional, Occupational & Low Vision (BSc Optometry: final year)
  • Lecturer: Optical Instrumentation (BSc Optometry: second year)
  • Lecturer: Clinical Optometry (BSc Optometry: first year)
  • Online continuing education and training for optometrists in Tanzania
  • www.optocet.org
  • Ocular nutrition
  • Low vision
  • Macular pigment
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation
  • Ocular physiology
  • Electrophysiology

38. Stevens R, Bartlett H, Walsh R & Cooke R (2014) Age-related macular degeneration patients’ awareness of nutritional factors. British Journal of Visual Impairment 32(2):77-93.

37. Bola C, Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2014) Resveratrol and the eye: activity and molecular mechanisms.  Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 252(5):699-713.

36. Jarratt R, Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2013) Retinal effects of resveratrol. US Ophthalmic Review. 6(2)132-4.

35. Hakobyan L, Lumsden J, O'Sullivan D & Bartlett H (2013) Mobile assistive technologies for the visually. Survey of Ophthalmology 58(6):513-528.

34. Howells, O, Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2013) Macular Pigment Optical Density in Young Adults of South Asian Origin. IOVS 5(4):2711-9.

33. Gan L, Wang J, Jiang M, Bartlett H, Ouyang D, Eperjesi F, Liu J & Yong G (2013) Recent advances in topical ophthalmic drug delivery with lipid-based nanocarriers. Drug discovery today 18(5-6): 290-7.

32. Howells O, Eperjesi F & Bartlett H (2012) Improving the repeatability of heterochromatic flicker photometry for measurement of macular pigment optical density. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. PMID: 22899455.

31. Eperjesi F, Aujla M & Bartlett H (2012) Reproducibility and repeatability of the Ocusense TearLabTM Osmometer. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. PMID: 22350061.

30. Berrow EJ, Bartlett H, Eperjesi F & Gibson J (2011) Risk factors for age-related macular disease. European Ophthalmic Review. 5(2): 166-176. 

29. Berrow EJ, Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2011) Do lutein, zeaxanthin, and macular pigment optical density differ with age or age-related maculopathy? European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism 6:e197-e201.

28. Qin L, Bartlett H, Griffiths HR, Armstrong RA & Gherghel D (2011) Macular pigment optical density is related to blood glutathione levels in healthy individuals. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 52(9):5029-33.

27. Howells O, Eperjesi F & Bartlett H (2011) Measuring macular pigment optical density in vivo: a review of techniques. Graefes Archive of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 249(3): 315-47.  

26. Prajapati B, Dunne M, Bartlett H & Cubbidge R (2011) The influence of learning styles, enrolment status and gender on academic performance of optometry undergraduates. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics. 31(1): 69-78.  

25. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2011) Apparent motion photometry: evaluation and reliability of a novel method for the measurement of macular pigment. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 95(5): 662-5.

24. Bartlett H, Howells O & Eperjesi F (2010) The role of macular pigment assessment in clinical practice: a review. Clinical & Experimental Optometry. 93(5): 300-8.

23. Bartlett H, Dunne M, Anderson D & Eperjesi F (2010) Investigation of assessment methods for final year optometry undergraduates. Optometric Education 35(2):64-72

22. Berrow E, Bartlett H, Eperjesi F & Gibson J (2010) The electroretinogram: a useful tool for the evaluation of age-related macular disease? Documenta Ophthalmologica 121(1):51-62.

21. Roncone M, Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2010) Essential fatty acids for dry eye; a review. Contact Lens & Anterior Eye 33(2):49-54

20. Bartlett H, Stainer L, Singh S, Eperjesi F & Howells,O (2010) Clinical evaluation of the MPS 9000 Macular Pigment Screener. British Journal of Ophthalmology 94(6):753-756

19. Bartlett H, Acton J & Eperjesi F (2009) Clinical evaluation of the MacuScope macular pigment densitometer. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 94(3): 328-31.

18. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2008) Nutritional supplementation for type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics 28(6): 503-23 

17. Bartlett H (2008) The effect of lutein and antioxidant dietary supplementation on contrast sensitivity in age-related macular disease. AgroFood Industry Hi-Tech 19(2): 64-5

16. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2008) A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of lutein and antioxidant dietary supplementation on visual function in healthy eyes. Clinical Nutrition 27(2):218-27

15. Whatham A, Bartlett H, Eperjesi F, Blumenthal C, Allen J, Suttle C, Gaskin K. (2008) Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the developed world and their effect on the eye and vision. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics 2008 28(1):1-12

14. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2007) Use of fundus imaging in the quantification of age-related macular change Survey of Ophthalmology 52(6): 655-71

13. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2007) Effect of lutein and antioxidant dietary supplementation on contrast sensitivity in age-related macular disease: a randomized controlled trial European Journal of Clinical Nutrition Jan 31; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17268417

12. Eperjesi F, Maiz-Fernandez C & Bartlett H (2007) Reading performance with various lamps in age-related macular disease Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (in press)

11. Davies, L. N., Bartlett, H., Mallen, E. A. H. and Wolffsohn, J. S. (2006). Clinical evaluation of rebound tonometer. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica 84, 206-209

10. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2005) Possible contraindications and adverse reactions associated with the use of ocular nutritional supplements Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 25:179-194.

9. Bartlett H, Davies LN & Eperjesi F (2005) Reliability, normative data, and the effect of age-related macular disease on the Macular Mapping test. BMC Ophthalmology 5:18

8. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2004) An Ideal Ocular Nutritional Supplement? Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 24:339-349

7. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2004) Dietary analysis and patterns of nutritional supplement use in normal and age-related macular disease affected subjects: a prospective cross-sectional study Nutrition Journal 3:16

6. Davies LN, Bartlett H & Dunne MCM (2004) Cling film as a barrier against CJD in Goldmann-type applanation tonometry Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 24:27-34

5. Bartlett H, Davies LN & Eperjesi F (2004) Reliability, normative data, and the effect of age-related macular disease on Eger Macular Stressometer photostress recovery time Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 24:594-599

4. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2004) A review of the role of carotenoids in ocular disease AgroFOOD Industry HiTech November/December: 19-21 (invited review)

3. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2003) Age-related macular degeneration and nutritional supplementation: a review of randomised controlled trials Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 23:383-399

2. Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2003) A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of nutritional supplementation on visual function in normal, and age-related macular disease affected eyes: design and methodology [ISRCTN78467674] Nutrition Journal 2:12

1. Bartlett H, Acton J & Eperjesi F (2010) Clinical evaluation of the MacuScope™ macular pigment densitometer. British Journal of Ophthalmology (in press)

Scientific abstracts

  • Howells O, Eperjesi F & Bartlett H: The effect of smoothing and removal of porr data on the repeatability of macular pigment readings using the MPS 9000, European Council of Optometry & Optics, Copenhagan 2010
  • Berrow E, Bartlett H & Eperjesi F: Correlation between mfERG and MPOD testing in assessment of retinal function. Optometry Tomorrow, York 2010
  • Eperjesi F, Stainer L, Singh S & Bartlett H: Repeatability and reproducibility of a reverse heterochromatic flicker photometer in the measurement of macular pigment optical density. European Council of Optometry & Optics, Lausanne 2009
  • Bartlett H: Evaluation of interview skills training for undergraduate optometry students. European Council of Optometry & Optics. Lausanne 2009
  • Bartlett H, Mellerio J, West P & Eperjesi F: Clinical evaluation of apparent motion photometry in the measurement of macular pigment optical density American Academy of Optometry Conference, Denver 2006
  • Davies LN, Wolffsohn JS, Bartlett H & Gilmartin B: Accuracy of Calculated Intraocular Lens Power with Racial Groups Proceedings of the XXIV Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 2006
  • Bartlett H,Davies L N, Wolffsohn JS, Tsujimura S, Lam C, Yu B, & Gilmartin, B: Biometric correlates to myopia in White British, Hong Kong Chinese, and Japanese eyes. Proceedings of the 11th International Myopia Conference, Singapore,2006
  • Davies LN, Wolffsohn JS, Bartlett H & Gilmartin B: Accuracy of Calculated Intraocular Lens Power with Racial Groups. Proceedings of the British Society for Refractive Surgery Clinical Conference, 2006
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F: The effect of a lutein based nutritional supplement on measures of visual function: a randomised controlled trial American Academy of Optometry Conference, San Diego, 2005
  • Bartlett H, Davies LN & Eperjesi F: Reliability, normative data, and the effect of age-related macular disease on Eger Macular Stressometer photostress recovery time American Academy of Optometry Global-Pacific Rim Conference, Honolulu, April 2004
  • Bartlett H, Davies LN & Eperjesi F: Reliability, normative data, and the effect of age-related macular disease on the Macular Mapping test American Academy of Optometry Conference, Tampa, December 2004
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F: A randomised controlled trial to investigate the effect of nutritional supplementation on visual function in age-related macular disease Neurosciences Research Day, Aston University, July 2003
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F: An Ideal Ocular Nutritional Supplement? UK Multi-disciplinary Low Vision Rehabilitation Conference held at Aston University, December 2003
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F: The effect of a lutein based nutritional supplement on measures of visual function: a randomised controlled trial American Academy of Optometry Conference, San Diego, December 2005.

Professional publications

  • Bartlett H (2009) Dry AMD...profile & causes. Optometry Today supplement March 2009
  • Bartlett H (2009) AMD risks and prevention. Optometry Today supplement March 2009
  • Bartlett H (2008) Is nutritional supplementation for AMD cost-effective? Optician 22/02/08.
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2007) Keeping your macula healthy: the role of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin. Optometry Today 13/07/07 pages 30-38.
  • Solanki V, Eperjesi F & Bartlett H (2007) The blue light hazard. Optometry Today 17/08/07 pages 30-38.
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2007) Carotenoids, normal visual function, age-related cataract and systemic health. Optometry Today 21/09/07 pages 30-38.
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2006) Macular pigment and its measurement Optician 232 6081 22-24
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2006) Macular pigment: the role of xanthophylls in preventing AMD Optometry Today 19th May 2006, 44-47
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2006) New perspectives on the investigation and treatment of dry eye syndrome: Part 1 Optician 231 (6038) 27-37
  • Eperjesi F & Bartlett H (2006) New perspectives on the investigation and treatment of dry eye syndrome: Part 2 Optician 231 (6051) 30-33
  • Bartlett H (2006) Sources of lutein and zeaxanthin Macular Disease Society Digest (in press)
  • Eperjesi,F & Bartlett H (2005) AMD risk factors and management Optician 229 (5993) 30-35.
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2005) Fruits, vegetables, ocular nutritional supplements and age-related macular disease Macular Disease Society Digest 2005 55-57
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2003) AREDS: the conclusions Optician 225(5886) 22-26.
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2003) Ocular nutritional supplements - are they safe? Optician 226(5929) 25-28
  • Bartlett H, Eperjesi F, Ali A, & Fowler CW (2003) Risk Factors Associated with Age-Related Macular Disease Optometry in Practice 5:15-32.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Bartlett H (2006) Nutritional deficiency in ocular disease in Nutrition and Vision Eds: Eperjesi & Beatty, Butterworth-Heineman, Oxford, 109-130
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F(2006) The Aston Randomised Controlled Trial in Nutrition and Vision Eds: Eperjesi & Beatty, Butterworth-Heineman, Oxford, 217-220
  • Bartlett H & Eperjesi F (2006) Contraindications, adverse reactions and ocular nutritional supplements in Nutrition & Vision Eds: Eperjesi & Beatty, Butterworth-Heineman, Oxford, 229-242

BOOKS

  • Eperjesi F, Dunne MCM & Bartlett H (2007) Ophthalmic Clinical Procedures Butterworth-Heinemann

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