Katrine Sand Andersen
My PhD-project is a part of the EnVision project, which is concerned with visual perceptual deficits in adults with cerebral palsy.
The aim of the PhD-project is to investigate how adults with cerebral palsy experience vision impairments and to describe the types of visual perceptual impairments that can be seen in adults with cerebral palsy.
It is estimated that approximately 50-70% of children with cerebral palsy have visual impairments that are caused by their cerebral damage or atypical cerebral development. However, systematic assessment is not part of current clinical practice in individuals with cerebral palsy. Furthermore, studies investigating visual abilities in cerebral palsy have focused on children and youth. Knowledge on visual impairments in adults with cerebral palsy, and how the expression of these may change across development is therefore limited.
The project is funded by the Elsass Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and their families (Principal investigator: assistant professor Ro Robotham).
Supervisors of the PhD-project are assistant professor Ro Robotham and professor mso Randi Starrfelt.