Dr Amy Sheppard PhD MCOptom SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

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

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
  • 2016- present: Senior Lecturer, Aston University
  • 2011-2016: Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2010-2011: Research and Teaching Fellow 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

  • 2013: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education
  • 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


  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc/ MOptom Optometry; OP3ES1)
  • Accommodation and Presbyopia (DOptom/ DOphSc; OP4AAP)
  • Module leader: Clinical Practice 2  (BSc/ MOptom Optometry; OP2CP2)
  • Module leader: OC2PPO (in collaboration with IBZ, Bologna, Italy and Parkway College, Singapore)
  • 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