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Dr Amy Sheppard is a senior lecturer at Aston Optometry School and a UK-registered optometrist. Amy is the course lead for undergraduate optometry programmes (BSc and MOptom) at Aston University. Her research interests are based on ocular accommodation, ophthalmic imaging and the anterior eye. In the field of teaching, Amy has a focus on providing a high quality experience for all students, using innovative methods and she has completed a Master's in Education as well as being recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • 2016- date: Senior Lecturer in Optometry, 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
  • 2004- date: General Optical Council-registered optometrist

Administrative Roles

Programme director for BSc and MOptom Optometry programmes at Aston Optometry School


  • 2018: Master's in Education with Distinction, Aston University
  • 2014: SFHEA, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2013: FHEA, 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

Research Interests

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

Teaching Activity

  • Module leader: Accommodation and Presbyopia (Postgraduate)
  • Module leader: Clinical Practice 2 (Undergraduate)
  • Module leader: MSc dissertation research review modules (Postgraduate)
  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc Optometry; OP3ES1)


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