Grainne Scanlon

phone: +353 1 402 4933


Current Position

Assistant Lecturer Bsc in Optometry, TU Dublin

Brief Bibliography

Obtained a diploma in Optometry from DIT in 1991.Worked in private practice for a number of years before taking up a position with Vision Express, where I worked in the Henry Street branch for almost 20 yrs. Completed an honours degree in Psychology in 2007.

Thereafter, took up a position as research assistant and optometrist in DIT in association with the Macular Pigment Research Group in WIT. Pursued post-graduate studies and graduated with an MPhil in Macular Pigment from DIT in 2011.

Currently pursuing a PhD in Macular Pigment and vitamin D status in a Diabetic population.

Joined the lecturing staff at TU Dublin in April 2014


  • Diploma in Optometry, DIT
  • BA (Hons) Psychology, Dublin Business School
  • MPhil, DIT


Special Areas of Interest

  • Physiology of Vision
  • Research in Macular Pigment



  • Association of Optometrists Ireland
  • Optical Registration Board, CORU, Ireland.


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