Beula Christy

Dr Beula Christy

Designation: Head, Institute for Vision Rehabilitation Email: 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. She currently heads the Institute for Vision Rehabilitation at LVPEI.

As part of community outreach initiatives, she has worked in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) projects. Beula 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.

Dr Christy has 27 years of rich experience in rehabilitating people with visual impairment across all age groups and has been instrumental in establishing the rehabilitation services at LVPEI. Currently, she is heading the ‘Institute for Vision Rehabilitation’ that focuses on providing low vision and rehabilitation care across the LVPEI’s network through centre-based and community-based approaches.