Richa Verma (TLC)
Currently I work as Senior Project Officer, at Teaching Learning Centre- IIT- Madras. For last 4 years I was faculty in Vision Science at the School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia. Since 2013, I have been actively involved in optometry education at Deakin University where hybrid model of Problem Based Learning (PBL) is used for the entire course. During this time, I have gained experience in curriculum design, assessment and various pedagogies. I have also received formal training in Designing, Teaching and Assessing Higher Education Programs My area of research is Visual neuroscience with specific focus on retinal physiology. I completed my PhD at The University of Melbourne and post-doctoral fellowship in Visual Neuroscience at Monash University, Australia. I graduated as an optometrist from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. Since then, I have used various experimental models to understand the nuances of the visual system ranging, from psychophysics, electrophysiology in humans to single-unit electrophysiology in non-human primates.
In unique position with specialized training in pedagogical teaching strong research background in optometry & vision science.Research area- retinal physiology & anatomy,system neuroscience Formal training in: Designing, Teaching and Assessing Higher Education Programs Contextualizing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Higher Degree Research Supervision Team Based Learning Designing of formative and summative assessment tasks .
Experience in: Curriculum development Running of Problem Based learning Team based learning Flip Classrooms Published papers in international peer reviewed journals
Reviewer for peer reviewed journals and Australian Research Council (ARC) grant applications
2015-2016 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning & Teaching (GCHLT),
Deakin University, Australia.
2012 Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course for research professionals, Nucleus Network,
2008 Doctorate (PhD) in Vision Science, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
2008-2010 NHMRC Post-Doctoral fellow, Dept of Physiology, Monash University, Australia.
2006 Post graduate coursework in statistics (SPSS) for researchers, The University of
2001 Bachelor of Science in Optometry (B.S.Optom)- Elite school of Optometry, Birla
Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani India