Miss Priya Morjaria

Assistant Professor

United Kingdom


Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


I am the module organiser for Module 3401: Skills for Field Research that is a compulsory module for the MSc Public Health for Eye Care. I have been fulfilling this role since 2016 and this year updated the module to align it further with the developments in conducting field research for eye care. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this was also an opportunity to digitise the module and deliver it online with an increase in focus on the application of practical research theories.

I teach on Module 3404: Non Communicable Eye Disease with a focus on refractive errors both for children and adults and how to manage these in different settings with a focus on their public health impact.

I teach on Module 3404: Childhood Eye Diseases and Ocular Infections with a focus on the different strategies for refractive errors in children, specifically myopia followed by a session on the planning and implementing of school eye health programmes.

Externally, I am an Honorary Lecturer at Sankara Eye Institute, India at the Optometry Academy and lecture on the role of optometrists in public health.


Research Area
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Child health
Clinical trials
Health systems
Public health
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye health
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Global mapping of optometry workforce
Naidoo, KS; Govender-Poonsamy, P; MORJARIA, P; Block, S; Chan, VF; Yong, AC; Bilotto, L;
African Vision and Eye Health
A School Eye Health Rapid Assessment (SEHRA) planning tool: Module to survey the magnitude and nature of local needs.
MORJARIA, P; Massie, J; BASTAWROUS, A; SEHRA Author Group,;
BMC public health
The Role of Optometry in the Delivery of Eye Care via Telehealth: A Systematic Literature Review
Massie, J; Block, SS; MORJARIA, P;
Telemedicine and e-health
Global Mapping of Optometry Workforce
Naidoo, K; Govender-Poonsamy, P; MORJARIA, P; Block, SS; Chan, VF; Yong, AC; Bilotto, L;
Research Square Platform LLC
The Impact of Hyperopia on Academic Performance Among Children: A Systematic Review.
Mavi, S; Chan, VF; Virgili, G; Biagini, I; Congdon, N; Piyasena, P; Yong, AC; Ciner, EB; Kulp, MT; Candy, TR; Collins, M; BASTAWROUS, A; MORJARIA, P; Watts, E; Masiwa, LE; Kumora, C; Moore, B; Little, J-A;
Asia-Pacific journal of ophthalmology (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Delivering Refractive Care to Populations With Near and Distance Vision Impairment: 2 Novel Social Enterprise Models.
MORJARIA, P; Bergson, S; BASTAWROUS, A; Watts, E; Pant, S; Gudwin, E; Zinn, M; Chan, VF;
Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
A review of innovation strategies and processes to improve access to AT: Looking ahead to open innovation ecosystems.
Holloway, C; Morgado Ramirez, DZ; Bhatnagar, T; Oldfrey, B; MORJARIA, P; Moulic, SG; Ebuenyi, ID; Barbareschi, G; Meeks, F; Massie, J; Ramos-Barajas, F; McVeigh, J; Keane, K; Torrens, G; Rao, PV M; MacLachlan, M; Austin, V; Kattel, R; Metcalf, CD; Sujatha, S;
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