Divya Jagadeesh

PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate

Research Title: Predicting the progression of myopia in children 

Supervisors: Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg, Dr Monica Jong, Dr Cathleen Fedtke 

Email: d.asharikandy@unsw.edu.au

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/divya-jagadish-a4a46339

 

BIOGRAPHY  

Divya Jagadeesh is a doctoral student working in the areas of myopia, retina, and imaging of the posterior segment. She is a qualified Optometrist from India. She has worked in the clinical, teaching, and research areas of refractive error, contact lenses, paediatric strabismus binocular vision anomalies, and neuro-ophthalmology.  

 

Education 

2016 - PhD Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales 

2011 - 2013 M.Phil. Optometry, Elite School of Optometry, BITS Pilani University 

2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science, Lotus Eye Institute and Research Centre, Alagappa University 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Journal Articles 

  1. Jagadeesh, D., Philip, K., Naduvilath, T. J., Fedtke, C., Jong, M., Zou, H., & Sankaridurg, P. (2018). Tessellated fundus appearance and its association with myopic refractive error. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 

  1. Jagadeesh, D., & Mahadevan, R. (2014). Visual performance with changes in eccentricity in PROSE device: A case report. Journal of Optometry, 7(2), 108-110. 

  1. Mahadevan, R., Jagadeesh, D., Rajan, R., & Arumugam, A. O. (2014). Unique hard scleral lens post-LASIK ectasia fitting. Optometry and Vision Science, 91(4), S30-S33. 

 

AWARDS 

2019 Postgraduate Research Scheme Scholarship, Conference funding 

2018 Finalist – 3 minute thesis competition  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9nNYT69BaQ&t=19s 

2017 Winner - 1-minute thesis Postgraduate Research Competition Award, UNSW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufNyNBXL67s&t=2

2017 Research Student Maternity Scholarship, Faculty of Science, UNSW 

2016 UNSW Teaching Fellowship, School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW

2016 - 2020 Professor Brien A. Holden Scholarship  

2016 - 2020 University Tuition Fee Remission Scholarship towards Ph.D. candidature 

2015 Travel grant to attend and present paper, Kerala Government Optometrist’s Association 

2013 Best Paper Presentation, Contact lens session, 12th Dr. E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session, India 


CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE 

Jagadeesh, D., Weng, R., Ho, A., Naduvilath, T., Fedtke, C., Jong, M., Sankaridurg, P. (2019). “Predicting the progression of myopia in Children” paper presentation at ARVO conference. 

Jagadeesh, D., Sankaridurg, P. (2018) “Potential predictive factors for myopic progression in children”. Invited speaker, Vietnam Ophthalmological Society Conference. 

Jagadeesh, D., Fedtke, C., Jong, M., Sankaridurg, P. (2017) “Development of an eye model to predict progression of myopia”. Annual research expo, UNSW 

Jagadeesh, D., & Mahadevan, R. (2015) “RGP Fitting Techniques in Irregular Cornea”. Presented in Kerala Government Optometrist’s Association Conference, India 

Mahadevan, R., & Jagadeesh, D. (2014) “Effects of changes of vault in PROSE (Prosthetic replacement of Ocular surface Ecosystem) device”. Presented in Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas. 

Jagadeesh, D., & Mahadevan, R. (2013) “A case report and review: Visual performance with changes in eccentricity in PROSE (Prosthetic replacement of Ocular surface Ecosystem) device”. Presented in 12th Dr. E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India 

Jagadeesh, D., & Mahadevan, R. (2013). “Visual performance with changes in vault in PROSE device”. Presented in Asia – ARVO, New Delhi. 

Jagadeesh, D., & Mahadevan, R. (2013). “Effects of changes of vault in PROSE device”. Presented in 12th Dr. E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India 

 

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS 

American Academy of Optometry (AAO) 

Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) 

International myopia institute (IMI) 

Equity and Diversity Committee, UNSW 

Women in STEM Society, UNSW 

ASPIRE, UNSW