Lisa Dillon

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lisa Dillon is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the School of Optometry and Vision Science and an Honorary Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. Lisa's research centres on designing and implementing accessible programs, with the aim of improving the physical and mental health of older Australians with vision impairment.

Lisa's PhD research examined the implementation of an exercise-based fall prevention program for older Australians with vision impairment in a real-world setting. This research was in collaboration with a community-based organisation involved in data collection and delivery of the program, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT. Previously Lisa worked as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist, teaching individuals of all ages with vision impairment to travel safely, confidently and independently in their environment. Lisa brings this background to her research, ensuring her research is meaningful to participants and grounded in the realities of service provision.

Lisa's work involves both qualitative and quantitative research methodology, with a focus on including community partners and end-user perspectives into research design, interpretation and dissemination. Using a strengths-based approach, this program of research seeks to enhance research translation through investigating novel and pragmatic solutions which enhance the physical and mental health of those with vision impairment.

Publications

Conference Abstracts
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Keay LJ; Jakobsen K; Dillon L; Tiedemann A; Rogers K; Ramulu PY, 2018, 'Physical activity in people aged 50+with low vision', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442932805220&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2018
Bajaj RP; Dillon L; Ramulu PY; Tiedemann A; Jakobsen K; Rogers K; Keay LJ, 2018, 'Optimizing the accuracy of activity monitors in visually-impaired older populations', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, Honolulu, HI, Vol. 59, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000442932805219&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2018
Dillon L; Clemson L; Coxon K; Keay L, 2018, 'CAN A HOME-BASED STRENGTH AND BALANCE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM BE SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED TO PEOPLE AGED 50 YEARS OR OVER WITH VISION IMPAIRMENT? A PROCESS EVALUATION', in INJURY PREVENTION, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 24, pp. A222 - A222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprevention-2018-safety.614
2018
Journal articles
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Dillon L; Clemson L; Ramulu P; Sherrington C; Keay L, 2018, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise-based falls prevention strategies in adults aged 50+ years with visual impairment', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 38, pp. 456 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12562
2018
Bajaj R; Ramulu P; Dillon L; Jakobsen KB; Tiedemann A; Rogers K; Keay L, 2018, 'Validating the accuracy of an activity monitor in a visually impaired older population', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 38, pp. 562 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/opo.12577
2018