Sheima Rafiq

  • Research Assistant
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  • Background: BMedSci Orthoptics, University of Sheffield

I am excited to be working on the ASTEROID project in the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Newcastle. The role provides a great opportunity to work within the research environment as well engaging in working closely with young children. Furthermore, attaining research skills and applying some of my orthoptic knowledge. It makes it all the more worthwhile when we receive positive feedback regarding the ASTEROID from children, particularly the excitement and proud smiles they manifest when they have found the prize! I thoroughly enjoy conducting various tests on the children and am looking forward to delivering science workshops to schools.  I am proud to be a part of this wonderful team and I look on to working as an Orthoptist again in the future.