Our Team - Beula Christy
Dr Beula Christy, MRSc, PhD
Designation: Head, Dr PRK Prasad Centre for Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired & Meera and L B Deshpande Centre for Sight Enhancement
Senior Faculty – Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry
Location: Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad
Beula Christy, a PhD in vision science from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, has trained international agencies like Bartimeus and Perkins on early intervention of those with multiple handicaps. After receiving her Bacherlor's degree in special education from the Bhoj University, Madhya Pradesh, she did her post graduation in rehabilitation science from Holy Cross College in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. This was followed by a postgraduate diploma in guidance and counselling from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.
As part of community outreach initiatives, she has worked in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) projects in rural Andhra Pradesh. She was awarded with a gold medal and ‘Sr. Elizabeth Rose Best Rehabilitation Worker Award’ in 1999 from Holy Cross College, Tamil Nadu for her outstanding performance in community works. Over the years she has made several presentations at national and international conferences and has several publications to her credit. Her area of interest is early intervention, particularly in children with vision impairment and multiple disabilities.