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Dr Covadonga Bascaran

MSc

Research Fellow
Global Eye Health

Room
496

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a Clincial Research Fellow at the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) where I have been working  for over ten years in Public Health and Global Ophthalmology. I trained as a medical doctor in Spain and have a clinical background in Ophthalmology. I graduated with an MSc in Community Eye Health from LSHTM in 2009 and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have ten years' experience as Technical Advisor and Director of Programmes for international NGOs. Through this work I have been involved in the design, implementation and managment of sustainable eye care programmes in Latin America and Africa, and have written grant proposals and obtained grant funding from Spanish goverment agencies.

At ICEH I have worked in a range of education and research activities. I was the Programme Director for the MSc in Public Health for Eye Care from 2014-2019, which traines leaders in prevention of blindness worldwide. I have supervised MSc students in research and mentored them towards peer-reviewed publication. I am currently a Module Organiser and teach in other modules.

I am the Technical Lead for the Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET), working with Ministries of Health and eye units in member countries establish deliver integrated diabetic retinopathy programmes in low and middle income countries. I also work closely with the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme and the Retinoblastoma Network (Rb-NET), advising on research network strategies and coordinating and conducting research projects.

My main interests are capacity building for prevention of blindness and implementation and policy research in international eye health, particularly in relation to diabetic retinopathy.

Ouside LSHTM I am a founder and director of the Burkina Health Foundation, a charity working in developing sustainable health programmes in Burkina Faso and a Trustee of Light for the World UK.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I am Module Organizer for the Principles of Global Eye Health and Eye Care Programmes Module.

I supervise a number of MSc student dissertations every year and I am currently co-supervising a PhD student.

I represent the Faculty of Infectious and  Tropical Diseases on the Senate Postgraduate Taught Commitee and I am External Examiner for the MPH in CEH at the University of Cape Town.

Research

My research areas include evidence synthesis and implementation research on diabetic retinopathy. I am also involved in epidemiological research on retinoblastoma and clinical trials.

I am a comissioner on the Lancet Comission on Global Eye Health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Area
Health care policy
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health promotion
Health services research
Health systems
Public health
Systematic reviews
Health workers
Global Health
Health services
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Schools
Education
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Policy analysis
Opthalmology
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Eye diseases
Blindness
Diabetes
Country
Antigua and Barbuda
Burkina Faso
Belize
Bolivia
Botswana
Cameroon
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dominica
Ethiopia
Fiji
United Kingdom
Ghana
Guyana
Indonesia
India
Jamaica
Kenya
St. Lucia
Nigeria
Nepal
Peru
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Solomon Islands
Swaziland
Trinidad and Tobago
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Caribbean small states
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Pacific island small states
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
World

Selected Publications

Trends in cataract surgical rate and resource utilisation in Egypt.
Elbieh I; Bascaran C; Blanchet K; Foster A
2018
Ophthalmic epidemiology
Spectacle Compliance and Its Determinants in a School Vision Screening Pilot in Botswana.
McCormick I; Morjaria P; Mactaggart I; Bunce C; Bascaran C; Jeremiah M; Foster A
2018
Ophthalmic epidemiology
Adapting clinical practice guidelines for diabetic retinopathy in Kenya: process and outputs.
Mwangi N; Gachago M; Gichangi M; Gichuhi S; Githeko K; Jalango A; Karimurio J; Kibachio J; Muthami L; Ngugi N
2018
Implementation science
Changing patterns of cataract services in North-West Nigeria: 2005-2016.
Muhammad N; Adamu MD; Caleb M; Maishanu NM; Jabo AM; Rabiu MM; Bascaran C; Isiyaku S; Foster A
2017
PloS one
Predictors of uptake of eye examination in people living with diabetes mellitus in three counties of Kenya.
Mwangi N; Macleod D; Gichuhi S; Muthami L; Moorman C; Bascaran C; Foster A
2017
Tropical medicine and health
A tool for planning retinoblastoma services in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hampejsková L; Bascaran C; Zondervan M
2016
Pediatric blood & cancer
Availability of evidence on cataract in low/middle-income settings: a review of reviews using evidence gap maps approach.
Virendrakumar B; Jolley E; Gordon I; Bascaran C; Schmidt E
2016
The British journal of ophthalmology
Human resources for refraction services in Central Nepal.
Kandel H; Murthy GVS; Bascaran C
2015
Clinical & experimental optometry
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