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Ophthalmic Research Group (ORG)
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
Centre for Vision and Hearing Research (CVHR)
1994 Membership, College of Optometrists (CoO)
Contact Lenses (Module Leader)
Third Year Undergraduate and Graduate Diploma in Optometry
Elective Studies (Supervisor)
Masters in Optometry
Ocular Prescribing (Module Leader)
Advanced Contact Lenses (Module Leader)
MSc Clinical Health Management
Leadership (Module Leader)
Over 145 research papers, 16 book Chapters and two books principally in the areas of contact lenses, intraocular lenses, accommodation and low vision. Over 220 Abstracts published at Conferences in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. Over £3.6 million in research grants from grant awarding bodies and industry such as: Advanced Medical Optics, Advantage West Midlands, Alcon, BAE Systems, Bausch and Lomb, Birmingham Optical Group, CIBA Vision, College of Optometrists, CooperVision, DERA, EPSRC, Hoya Corporation, Innovate UK, Johnson and Johnson, Lenstec, Oculentis, Ophtec, PhysIOL, Royal National Institute of the Blind, Topcon.
British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) President (2005-6), Council (2001-7), Fellowship Consultant (2007-), Academic Chair (2014-)
Royal Society, BA Festival of Science and Big Bang Exhibits (2008, 2011,2012).
British University Committee of Optometry (2004 onwards).
Aston Optometry Lead (2005-2009).
Deputy Dean of Life and Health Sciences (2010 onwards)
International Association of Contact Lens Educators - Leadership status (2002 onwards).
British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators (2000 onwards) - president (2003).
Editorial Board Member for Contact Lenses and Anterior Eye (2003 onwards), Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (2007-2010), Clinical and Experimental Optometry (2007 onwards) and Journal of Optometry (2008 onwards).
Reviewer for all the major clinical vision research journals.
Assessor for projects submitted to UK (SPARC, NHMRC), Canadian (NSERC), Australian (ARC) and Netherlands (ZonMw) funding bodies along with organisations such as Thresher Research Fund, Stroke Association and Macular Disease Society.
Research collaboration with laboratories in USA, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.
Invited speaker at 37 international conferences. BCLA Dallos Award External Appointments
External examiner for 18 theses awarded by Universities of Aston, Bradford, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Queensland University of Technology, Manchester, Melbourne and Sydney. External examiner Dublin Institute of Technology (2005-8) and University of Ulster (2006-9). External Advisor to the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (2011-12). Fellowship consultant to BCLA (2007 onwards).