Allen has been teaching ocular anatomy and clinical optometry for more than 5 years. In collaborating with colleagues from Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, a new e-learning software called “SEE – Study Eyes Easy!” was developed which included interactive and stereoscopic 3D teaching materials for ocular anatomy and visual system. Allen’s clinical specialty is geriatric and vision rehabilitation. Her research interests are focused on the psychophysical, behavioural, and clinical aspects of ageing and low vision research. Her major research goal is using different interventions to improve visually-impaired patients’ functional performance on activities of daily living and establish cost effective vision rehabilitation models to enhance patients’ quality of life.