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Aston University optometrist awarded European Fellowship

Dr Shehzad Naroo
Dr Shehzad Naroo was awarded a fellowship in recognition of his excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research, education and professional advancement of optometry

2 May 2012

An optometrist at Aston University in Birmingham has been awarded a Fellowship from the European Academy of Optometry and Optics in recognition of his commitment to the profession.

Dr Shehzad Naroo from Aston University’s School of Life & Health Sciences was presented with a certificate at the Academy’s annual conference in Dublin, Ireland, following a thorough application and selection process.

The application process required candidates to submit a portfolio of evidence and attend a panel interview. They needed to demonstrate excellence or innovation in one or more of the following categories: clinical practice; research; education; professional advancement or management of visual healthcare.

Dr Shehzad Naroo was awarded a fellowship in recognition of his excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research, education and professional advancement of optometry.

Dr Naroo, Senior Lecturer at Aston University, said: “The Fellowship process was a good opportunity for me to reflect on what I have done in my career and how that has impacted the profession at local, national and international levels. It is good to join the handful of professionals who have this qualification and also nice to support the Academy and what it stands for.”

Roger Crelier, President of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics, said: “The Academy’s Fellowship programme recognises and rewards individual members who have made a significant contribution to optometry and optics at a local, national or international level.

“This is a well-respected accolade for members to work towards and aspire to, and will help us advance optometry and optics in Europe.”

Fellowships were also awarded to Dr Murphy, Reader and Director of Teaching at Cardiff University, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences; Rakesh Kapoor, Joint Venture Partner (Director) at Specsavers Opticians Wembley and Edgware; and David Parkins who holds several positions including Clinical Quality Lead for Bexley Care Trust and Vice President of the College of Optometrists.

The Fellows are now invited to use the letters FEAOO after their name.

For further information, please contact Louise Russell, Communications Officer at Aston University, on 0121 204 4637 or at l.a.russell1@aston.ac.uk

Notes for Editors

The Academy
The European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) was launched in 2009. 

The EAOO is an initiative of the European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO), to build on the work of the former Association of European Universities and Schools of Optometry (AEUSCO). 

The Academy’s secretariat services are provided by the College of Optometrists, London.

For more information about the Academy please go to www.eaoo.info or contact Jacquie Powell, Interim Academy Manager, on info@eaoo.info or telephone +44 20 7766 4345.

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