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Bernard Gilmartin



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    Personal profile


    • 1968 Honours degree in Optometry (first) City University of London
    • 1969 Fellowship, College of Optometrists 
    • 1969 General Optical Council (GOC) registration
    • 1971-72 City University of London: Lecturer 
    • 1974 PhD (City University of London)
    • 1974 Aston University: Lecturer
    • 1988 Aston University: Senior Lecturer
    • 1990 Fellowship American Academy of Optometry
    • 1995 Aston University: Reader
    • 1998 Aston University: Personal Chair in Optometry
    • 2000 Life Fellowship College of Optometrists
    • 2011 Retired from Aston University August 31st 
    • 2011 Continued at Aston University on 0.286FTE part-time basis (October 3rd 2011 - present)
    • 2016 DSc (City University of London)
    • 2016 Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

    Teaching Activity

    Second Year:

    • Clinical Practice 2 Teaching Laboratory 

    Final Year:

    • Ophthalmic Drugs Modules OP3OD1 and OC2POD (Module Leader)
    • Elective Studies supervisor (four topics) 

    Professional Doctorate:

    Associate Module Leader for Module OP4MY1 ‘Myopia’ with Dr Nicola Logan

    External positions

    Research Committee

    9 Mar 2006 → …

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    Research Output

    In vivo measures of anterior scleral resistance in humans with rebound tonometry

    Buckhurst, H. D., Gilmartin, B., Lam, A., Cubbidge, R. P. & Logan, N. S., 1 Jul 2020, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 40, 4, p. 472-481 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Contact lens correction and myopia progression

    Logan, N. S., Gilmartin, B. & Cho, P., 1 Jan 2019, Contact Lenses. 6th ed. Elsevier, p. 497-506 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Short-term and long-term changes in corneal power are not correlated with axial elongation of the eye induced by orthokeratology in children

    Santodomingo-Rubido, J., Villa-Collar, C., Gilmartin, B. & Gutiérrez-Ortega, R., 1 Jul 2018, In : Eye and Contact Lens. 44, 4, p. 260–267 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The effects of severe myopia on the properties of sampling units in peripheral retina

    Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B., Logan, N. S. & Anderson, S. J., 1 Apr 2018, In : Optometry and Vision Science. 95, 4, p. 99–404

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Determination of retinal surface area

    Nagra, M., Gilmartin, B., Thai, N. J. & Logan, N. S., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Anatomy. 231, 3, p. 319-324 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    AOP Lifetime Achievement Award

    Gilmartin, Bernard (Recipient), Nov 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    The Bernard Gilmartin Optometry Scholarship Award

    Gilmartin, Bernard (Recipient), Sep 2012

    Prize: Other distinction

  • The Bernard Gilmartin OPO Award;

    Gilmartin, Bernard (Recipient), Aug 2011

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Chancellor's Medal

    Gilmartin, Bernard (Recipient), 16 Jul 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)