Dr Amy Sheppard PhD MCOptom SFHEA

Optometry EPD Framework Director (including the Doctor of Optometry).

Year 2 undergraduate tutor.

Member of the Optometry Teaching Programme

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University

B4 7ET

Email: A.Sheppard@aston.ac.uk

Research Group

Ophthalmic Research group (ORG)

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

Amy Sheppard 2015
  • 2011-date: Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2010-2011: Research Fellow (0.8 FTE) and Lecturer (0.2 FTE) in Optometry, Aston University 
  • 2007-2010: PhD Researcher, Aston University
  • 2014: SFHEA, Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Aacdemy

  • 2013: FHEA, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

  • 2010: AFHEA, Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

  • 2010: PhD in Optometry, Aston University

  • 2004: MCOptom, Membership of the College of Optometrists

  • 2004: General Optical Council registration

  • 2003: BSc (Hons) Optometry with First Class Honours, Aston University


  • Module leader: Investigative Ophthalmic Science (2013 onwards; DOptom/ DOphSc; OP4IOS)
  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc Optometry; OP3ES1)
  • Accommodation and Presbyopia (DOptom/ DOphSc; OP4AAP)
  • Module leader: Primary Optometric Examination (BSc Optometry; OP2POE)
  • Module leader: OC2PPO (in collaboration with IBZ, Bologna, Italy)
  • Module leader: OP4OPR postgraduate MSc dissertation module
  • Ocular accommodation and presbyopia

  • Intraocular lens (IOL) technology
  • Ocular biometry
  • Domiciliary eye care and quality of life

Current research projects have received funding from Rayner Intraocular Lenses, the UK College of Optometrists and the Central (LOC) Fund.

Recent Publications