As a result of Jignasa’s Fellowship and work on ‘Falls’, she was approached by her professional body, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society, to apply for the Public Health lead for the profession, initially as a 9-12 month secondment. Jignasa was successful in her application and she is currently working in that role 1 day per week. She represents the Society at all Public Health England, NHS improvement events related to ‘Falls’, as well as setting up a special interest group on ‘Falls’ within the Society for all members to access and join.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Jignasa, complementing her research training fellowship project.