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Dr Shegufta Farooq

Research Orthoptist

Shegufta joined the department in 2010 as a Research Orthoptist. Her interest in combining research with clinical practice began in her previous role as a Research Orthoptist investigating ocular motility disorders with the Ophthalmology group at the University of Leicester. She achieved her PhD entitled: Torsional optokinetic nystagmus: response characteristics measured in the normal population and patients with ocular motor disorders in 2009 with the University of Leicester.


Since joining the department, Shegufta has worked on five multi-centre research studies at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation trust (3 of which are on ongoing). She has combined her research role with her clinical post as a Specialist Orthoptist at Bradford Royal Infirmary.


Association Between Adherence to Glasses Wearing During Amblyopia Treatment and Improvement in Visual Acuity. Maconachie GD, Farooq S, Bush G, Kempton J, Proudlock FA, Gottlob I. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 1;134(12):1347-1353. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2016.3793.


Gail Maconachie, Shegufta Farooq, Glen Bush, Frank A. Proudlock, Irene Gottlob.1OVS 2012: ARVO E Abstract5609


Phenotypical characteristics of idiopathic infantile nystagmus with and without mutations in FRMD7. Thomas S, Proudlock FA, Sarvananthan N, Roberts EO, Awan M, McLean R, Surendran M, Kumar AS, Farooq SJ, Degg C, Gale RP, Reinecke RD, Woodruff G, Langmann A, Lindner S, Jain S, Tarpey P, Raymond FL, Gottlob I. Brain. 2008 May;131(Pt 5):1259-67.


The effect of aging on torsional optokinetic nystagmus. Farooq SJ, Gottlob I, Benskin S, Proudlock FA.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Feb;49(2):589-93.


Resolution of superior oblique myokymia with memantine. Jain S, Farooq SJ, Gottlob I. J AAPOS. 2008 Feb;12(1):87-8..


Vertical deviation exacerbated by convergence and accommodation.Thomas S, Farooq SJ, Proudlock FA, Gottlob I. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005 Oct;89(10):1371-2.


Stiff person syndrome with eye movement abnormality, myasthenia gravis, and thymoma. Thomas S, Critchley P, Lawden M, Farooq S, Thomas A, Proudlock FA, Constantinescu CS, Gottlob I. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2005 Jan;76(1):141-2.


Torsional optokinetic nystagmus: normal response characteristics. Farooq SJ, Proudlock FA, Gottlob I. Br J Ophthalmol. 2004 Jun;88(6):796-802