University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Meet the team

Kathryn Thatcher is the PFSS clinician and full-time orthoptist.

She has been practicing as an orthoptist for ten years, since graduating from Sheffield University in 1998, and completed a Masters degree in 2002.

Kathryn worked at Bradford Royal Infirmary from 1998 to 2002 and moved to Southampton Eye Unit in 2002.

Her work as an orthoptist includes paediatric and adult orthoptic clinics, a special needs clinic at Ashurst Child and Family Centre, Low Vision clinic at Winchester, and community-based vision screening clinics.

Kathryn took over the role of Paediatric Family Support clinician in 2005 and also has a qualification in counselling.