Dr Jyoti Khadka

Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North Wing (N202)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Khadka is an Optometrist by training. He was awarded PhD from Cardiff University (UK), followed by Post-doctoral fellowship at Flinders University. His main research interests are quality of life (QoL), patient-reported outcome measurements (PROM), psychometric methods including families of Rasch analysis, item banking, computer adaptive testing system and low vision rehabilitation. His work is focussed on finding ways to improve and optimize measurement qualities of ophthalmic QoL questionnaires. He is currently developing smarter and tehcnologically advanced QoL measuring questionnaires in the forms of item banks to be implemented via computer adaptive testing system (The Eye-tem Bank project) for all eye diseases across all population worldwide.

Qualifications

PhD (2010)
School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Thesis title: Development of a Visual Ability Measuring Questionnaire for Children

MPhil (2007)
School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Thesis title: Impact of Visual Impairment in Children

Bachelor of Optometry (2003)
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Honours, awards and grants
  • Grants
    1. FMNHS (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Flinders University) Seeding Grant (01.529.39789: Jan-Dec 2015) A$ 15000: Development of a novel testing system to measure the impact of age-related macular degeneration on quality of life. J Khadka (CIA)
    2. FMNHS (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Flinders University) Seeding Grant (01.529.40469: Jan-Dec 2016) A$18,000: The prioritisation of people on cataract surgery waiting lists. J Khadka (CIA)
    3. Oversears Research Scholarships (ORS), Cardiff University, Wales, UK (2007-2009). A$ 102,992.78 (GBP 48,000): Development of the Cardiff Visual Ability Questionnaire for Children. J Khadka (PhD scholarship)
  • Travel grants/Brusaries
    1. Graduate School in Biomedical and Life Sciences Travel Bursary, Cardiff University, UK - 2007/08
    2. Vision 2008 - 9th International Conference on Low Vision / CIHR Travel Fellowship, Montreal, Canada- 2008
    3. 15th Asia Pacific Optometric Congress Travel Grant - 2005
Research expertise
Ophthalmology and optometry
Research interests
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
  • Visual function, Quality of Life Questionnaires
  • Item banking and computer adaptive testing system
  • Vision related outcome measures
  • Low vision rehabilitation outcomes and Low vision aids
Teaching interests

Basic Clinical Skills (optometry)

MDS2000- Skills for Medical Scientists 2

Topic lecturer
MDSC2000 Skills for Medical Scientists 2
Supervisory interests
Item bank and computer adaptive testing system
Patient-reported outcomes
Vision-related outcome measures
Visual function and quality-of-life questionnaires
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Patient-reported Outcome Measures (1), Health Economics (-2)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Dr Mallika Prem-Senthil

PhD - MAY 2018

Dr Himal Kandle

PhD - JAN 2019

Publications
Expert for media contact
Eye diseases
Healthy ageing
Outcome studies
Pyschometrics
Quality of life
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0427 398 713
Interests
  • Eye diseases
  • Healthy ageing
  • Outcome studies
  • Pyschometrics
  • Quality of life

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