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Freda Sii

Senior Glaucoma Fellow

Birmingham, UK

About Freda Sii

Freda Sii is the Senior Glaucoma Fellow at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and is part of the Supra-regional Complex Glaucoma Team. She is also part of the 'ReGAE' (Research into Glaucoma And Ethnicity) team led by Professor Peter Shah. The 'ReGAE' project is a multi-phase, multi-disciplinary and ethnically-sensitive project which aims to prevent avoidable glaucoma blindness in the diverse ethnic populations in Birmingham and the UK. She has worked as part of the charity “Sight for East Africa” in Tanzania to assess ways of helping to develop glaucoma resources.

Freda Sii has been the Senior Educational Fellow of the Directorate of "Eyes and Vision" Education at University College London (UCL) Partner Academic Health Science Centre, and the Senior Clinical Research Associate at National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.  At NIHR BRC, she led the mentoring project as part of the BRC's commitment to Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

Freda Sii has 28 peer-reviewed publication papers and has presented at many national and international meetings.  She is a co-author in 3 book chapters in glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. In addition, she is a also co-author of "Becoming an Effective Mentor - how and why?". She has also helped to develop educational tools for fellows (Glaucoma Fellowship Learning Needs Assessment Tool and Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship Learning Needs Assessment Tool), and patient engagement tools (Glaucoma Passport and Children's Glaucoma Passport). She has organised numerous educational courses and masterclasses since 2005 (e.g. National Ocular Masterclass, National Glaucoma Masterclass and Trabeculectomy Wet Labs) and Patient and Public Involvement events (National Glaucoma Think Tank in collaboration with International Glaucoma Association). She is currently leading the UK Paediatric Ocular Trauma Study in collaboration with the British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit (BOSU).