McKay, Rachel

Rachel McKay

Research Student (VIS)/Orthoptic Demonstrator
Rachel obtained her Diploma in British Orthoptics from The Queens College, Glasgow in 1992. She has a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Masters in Health Studies obtained in 2005. She is also a qualified Clinical Teacher. In 2014 Rachel completed her PGC in Learning and Teaching here at GCU.

Rachel joined the staff in the Department of Vision Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2012 as an AHP Career Fellow funded by NES, the special NHS education board for Scotland. She became a part-time Lecturer in Orthoptics in March 2014 whilst maintaining her substantive post as an Orthoptist in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

In February 2015 Rachel became a full-time research student at GCU working towards her PhD. Her research is focussed on investigating the prevalence and functional consequences of persistent Visual Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis.