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Dr Ruth Hamilton

Consultant Clinical Scientist - Vision Sciences

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Ruth Hamilton is a physicist with postgraduate degrees in bioengineering (MSc) and medical physics (PhD). She has worked in the NHS for 20 years, specialising in physiological measurement, predominantly for children. She runs the paediatric visual electrophysiology service, supports audiological work for diagnosis and for population screening and develops devices and services using multi-modal (e.g. neurophysiological, respiratory, cardiac) monitoring.

Her specific areas of expertise include signal processing, standardisation and reference data, statistical data analysis, study design and electrodiagnostic testing. Her research has centred on the consequences to children's vision of maternal diet or drug use, infant nutrition, or prematurity. She has also published on electrophysiological threshold estimation, simulation of visual impairment (SightSimTM) and cortical visual impairment.

Ruth is a board member of both the International and the British Societies for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision and is a director of the Association of Clinical Scientists. She currently chairs NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde's Area Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Scientists Committee.

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