Dr Ingrid Jimenez Barbosa
Lecturer

Dr Ingrid Jimenez Barbosa

 

  • PhD in Optometry: Visual Function in Dry Cleaners, (University of New South Wales-Sydney-UNSW, 2014)
  • Master’s in business administration (MBA), (La Salle University, Bogota- Colombia 2003)
  • Graduate Diploma in Pedagogy, (La Salle University, Bogota-Colombia 2004)
  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health Administration (Universidad de Bogota, Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogota-Colombia 1998)
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Talent Management (Colombian Chamber of Commerce, 2017)
  • Graduate Certificate in Curriculum, (La Salle University, Bogota- Colombia 2008)
  • Graduate Certificate in Didactics Strategies: Course redesign through Cases Method, (The Technological Institute of Monterrey (TEC)- Mexico,2005)
  • Bachelor of Optometry, (La Salle University, Bogota- Colombia 1997)
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

I am an Optometrist and Educational Focus Academic at the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS). I obtained my PhD degree at UNSW, Sydney. I worked at University of La Salle- Bogota-Colombia as an Associate Professor for 18 years. Also, I was the Director of the Research Centre in Health and Vision (RCHV) and I formed part of the team that designed the curriculum for the first Master in Vision Science by research for Latin America and I undertook the role of its first director. I have been a peer reviewer for tertiary quality of education programs in health sciences, recognized by the Colombian Ministry of Education.

Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science Level 2, Room 2.006A North Wing, Rupert Myers Building
  • Books | 2019
    Barbosa IAJ, 2019, Salud ocupacional en optometría
  • Book Chapters | 2009
    Perdomo C; Jimenez Barbosa I; Medrano S, 2009, 'Absorcion en Lentes Oftalmicos', in Fundamentos en lentes oftálmicos, Universidad de La Salle, Bogota Colombia, pp. 153 - 172, https://ediciones.lasalle.edu.co/libro/fundamentos-en-lentes-oftalmicos_124562/
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Alvarez F; Conti L; Valderrama F; Moreno O; Jimenez Barbosa I, 2006, 'Salud Ocupacional Visual', in Salud Ocupacional, Ecoe Ediciones, Bogota Colombia, pp. 231 - 240, https://www.ecoeediciones.com/libros/salud-ocupacional-1ra-edicion/
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Galindo-Buitrago JI; Rodríguez RAH; Barbosa IAJ; Barbosa WGJ, 2021, 'Malaria and armed conflict: The situation in the rural areas of the pacific coast of nariño, Colombia 2003-2017', Salud Uninorte, vol. 37, pp. 358 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.14482/sun.37.2.616.93
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rodríguez MF; Jiménez IA; Martín LV; Ballesteros F, 2021, 'Biocompatibility with the ocular surface and antimicrobial activity of a new multi-purpose contact lens solution', Revista Ciencias de la Salud, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.12804/revistas.urosario.edu.co/revsalud/a.10178
    Journal articles | 2019
    Barbosa IAJ; Alvarez MFR; Torres GAD; Khuu SK, 2019, 'Ocular surface and tear film changes in workers exposed to organic solvents used in the dry-cleaning industry', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, pp. e0226042 - e0226042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226042
    Journal articles | 2019
    Grajales D; Rodriguez O; Jimenez Barbosa I, 2019, 'Alteraciones de sensibilidad al contraste y estereopsis en trabajadores expuestos a hidrocarburos aromáticos', Revista de la Asociacion Espanola de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo, vol. 28, pp. 244 - 253
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bernal Gil N; Romero Menjura K; Jiménez Barbosa IA, 2017, 'Historia y análisis bibliométrico de la revista Ciencia y Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, vol. 15, pp. 71 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.4228
    Journal articles | 2017
    Jiménez Barbosa Í, 2017, 'Experiencia en investigación formativa: Semillero de Investigación en Salud Visual y Ocular', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, vol. 15, pp. 7 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.4208
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rincón-Suárez KN; Jimenez-Barbosa IA, 2017, 'Salud visual y percepción social de malabaristas de la ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia', Universidad y Salud, vol. 19, pp. 340 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.22267/rus.171903.96
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jiménez Barbosa I, 2016, 'La calidad de vida y la salud', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, vol. 14, pp. 7 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.3887
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jiménez Barbosa Í, 2016, 'Tecnología de información y comunicación en salud general y visual', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, vol. 14, pp. 7 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.4000
    Journal articles | 2015
    Jimenez I; Boon MY; Khuu SK, 2015, 'Exposure to organic solvents used in the dry cleaning affects the perception of global form and motion', PLoS One, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0121422
    Journal articles | 2012
    Jiménez Barbosa IA; Khuu S; Ying Boon M, 2012, 'Efecto de la neurotoxicidad en la función visual de trabajadores de lavado en seco', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, vol. 10, pp. 13 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.89
    Journal articles | 2012
    Khuu SK; Boon M; Jimenez Barbosa I, 2012, 'The effect of neurotoxicity on the visual function of dry cleaners', Ciencia & tecnología para la salud visual y ocular
    Journal articles | 2011
    Khuu SK; Boon M; Jimenez Barbosa I, 2011, 'Modified Q16 neurotoxic symptoms questionnaire', Ciencia & tecnología para la salud visual y ocular, vol. 9, pp. 19 - 37
    Journal articles | 2007
    Hernández Ballesteros CJ; Pardo Ruiz J; Jiménez Barbosa IA, 2007, 'Comportamiento de los clientes de óptica de Bogotá, Rionegro y Fusagasugá, un estudio piloto', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, pp. 67 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.1517
    Journal articles | 2007
    Jiménez Barbosa IA, 2007, 'Conceptos y conocimientos de los estudiantes frente a seguridad industrial ocular en los talleres del Instituto Técnico Industrial Piloto de Bogotá', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, pp. 69 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.1531
    Journal articles | 2005
    Jimenez Barbosa IA; Morales Bonilla V; Herrera Gamboa DA, 2005, 'Identificación de factores individuales que pueden desencadenar accidentes oculares en el Instituto Técnico Industrial Piloto (ITIP) de Bogotá', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, pp. 31 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.1660
    Journal articles | 2005
    Jiménez Barbosa IA, 2005, 'Afecciones oculares, su relación con factores de riesgo ocupacional y uso de elementos de protección personal en una empresa metalmecánica en Bogotá', Ciencia & Tecnología para la Salud Visual y Ocular, pp. 25 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.19052/sv.1659
  • Conference Abstracts | 2012
    Jimenez Barbosa I, 2012, 'Changes in dry cleaners visual function caused by the exposure to organic solvents.', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, Vol. 53, presented at Changes in dry cleaners visual function caused by the exposure to organic solvents., Orlando, https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2358087

  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Project Grant, awarded to Guillemin, G., Gupta, S. As an Associate Investigator: Jimenez, I.AU $1,063,797, AAP2015197, 2022-2024. Grant entitled: An integrated platform for the early diagnosis and treatment of biotoxin-related illnesses in Australia like Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome.
  • La Salle University-Research Centre in Health and Vision (RCHV); Research grant awarded to: Jimenez, I., Rodriguez, M.F., Bernal, L., Molina, N & Khuu S.K. AUD $80,000, 2017. Grant entitled: Evaluation of human, animal and environmental health risks in agricultural production systems using agrochemicals.
  • La Salle University and Tecnoquimicas S.A Company. Ballesteros, F., Rodriguez, M.F., & Jimenez, I., AUD $97,000, 2015. Grant entitled: Biocompatibility of one contact lenses multi-purpose solution with the ocular surface and the antimicrobial activity of two multi-purpose solutions.
  • La Salle University, Research grant awarded to: Jimenez, I., Garzon, J., Rodriguez, M.F., & Khuu S.K. AUD $ 78,000, 2014. Grant entitled: Visual and ocular neurotoxicity in workers exposed to organic solvents.

  • 2018, La Salle University’s Research Vice- rectory, best researcher in the are of Health and Sciences.
  • 2017, La Salle University’s Academic Vice- rectory, best lecturer in the area of Health and Sciences.
  • 2015, La Salle University’s Rectory award, best Director of  The Research Centre in Health and Vision (RCHV)
  • 2009-2013, recipient of Scholarship by Latin American Program of American Universities (LASPAU) in collaboration with the Science Ministry of Colombia & Universidad de La Salle (Colombia) to study a PhD Program in Australia

My research is focused on the field of occupational health and vision. This research seeks to understand how to assess different work risks that can impact the eye and the visual system, particularly how emergent work hazards such as exposure to chemical substances and biological toxins could alter the eye and the visual function. This research focuses on the following areas: 1) To have an eye-visual battery test to early detect neurotoxicity; 2) To designed and include eye-vision battery test as a part of guidelines and policies to prevent neurotoxicity; 3) To promote self-care interventions to prevent eyes’ work-related injuries and illness.

In the teaching area my interest of research has been vision health education using different pedagogical approaches and didactics. This research analyses the learning styles of students and vision health professionals based on the VARK model, and the application of other adult learning methodologies in vision health education. My particular interest is to increase student engagement and learning by including game-like elements in learning, podcasting and movie case analysis.

 

 

I have teaching expertise in different areas of Optometry  and Vision Science such as: Optometry and Occupational Health, Public health, Visual Neuroscience, Optical Dispensing, Evolution and Vision, Administration and Marketing, Optical Enterprises Management. I am very comfortable teaching in these areas and have perspective regarding different international approaches to their teaching.

I am the course coordinator for:

Undergraduate- VISN 3111: Development and Ageing of the Visual System

Postgraduate- VISN 5531: Development and Ageing: Implications for Orientation and Mobility