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James Wolffsohn, BSc(Hons) PgCertHE PgDipAdvClinOptom MBA PhD PFHEA FSB FAAO FCOptom FIACLE FBCLA

Professor

    20002020

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    Personal profile

    General

    Following a 1st class Optometry degree from Manchester, a pre-registration year at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London, a PhD at Cardiff University and a clinical/research fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Professor Wolffsohn was appointed by Aston University in 2000, where he was Head of Optometry 2004-9 and Deputy Executive Dean for Life and Health Sciences 2009-16, being awarded a personal Chair in 2007. He is now associate Pro-Vice Chancellor. James has published over 215 peer reviewed academic papers and given numerous international presentations. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and the tear film. He is the academic Chair of the British Contact Lens Association, having been a past president, was a harmoniser and sub-committee chair for TFOS DEWS II and joint-Chair of the International Myopia Institute reports.

    Research Interests

    Contact lenses; intraocular lenses; ophthalmic instrumentation; dry eye; ocular allergy

    Teaching Activity

    OPTOMETRY

    Second Year Undergraduate

    • Contact Lenses (Module Leader)

    Third Year Undergraduate and Graduate Diploma in Optometry

    • Elective Studies (Supervisor) 

    Ophthalmic Doctorate

    • Advanced Contact Lenses (Module Leader)

    BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

    BEng / MEng

    • 3rd year research elective (Module Leader)
    • Leadership (Module Leader)

    Administrative Roles

    Subject Lead - Biomedical Engineering

    Senior Management Team - Life and Health Sciences

    Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (research integrity remit)

    Contact Details

    email: j.s.w.wolffsohn@aston.ac.uk
    tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4140
    fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4048

    Education/Academic qualification

    MBA

    20062009

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

    PG Cert

    20002001

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2001

    PG Dip

    19971999

    Award Date: 1 Dec 1999

    PhD

    19941997

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1997

    External positions

    Associate Editor

    2019 → …

    Editorial Board Member

    2019 → …

    Associate Editor

    2018 → …

    Visiting Professor

    2017 → …

    Associate Editor

    2016 → …

    Adjunct Professor, University of Houston

    2015 → …

    Editorial Board Member

    2008 → …

    Editorial Board Member

    2007 → …

    Editorial Board Member

    20072010

    Editorial Board Member

    2003 → …

    Academic and Conference Chair

    2001 → …

    Executive member

    2000 → …

    Keywords

    • RE Ophthalmology
    • Optometry
    • Dry eye
    • Presbyopia
    • Contact lenses
    • Intraocular lenses
    • Ophthalmic instrumentation
    • Ophthalmic technology
    • Biomedical engineering

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    Research Output

    Agreement and repeatability of four different devices to measure non-invasive tear breakup time (NIBUT)

    Bandlitz, S., Peter, B., Pflugi, T., Jaeger, K., Anwar, A., Bikhu, P., Nosch, D. S. & Wolffsohn, J. S., 3 Mar 2020, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Could telehealth help eye care practitioners adapt contact lens services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Nagra, M., Vianya-Estopa, M. & Wolffsohn, J. S., Jun 2020, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 43, 3, p. 204-207 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Fast versus gradual adaptation of soft daily disposable contact lenses in neophyte wearers

    Wolffsohn, J. S., Dhirajlal, H., Vianya-estopa, M., Nagra, M., Madden, L., Sweeney, L. E., Goodyear, A. S., Kerr, L. V., Terry, L., Sheikh, S., Murphy, O., Lloyd, A. & Maldonado-codina, C., 1 Jun 2020, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 43, 3, p. 268-273 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Global trends in myopia management attitudes and strategies in clinical practice – 2019 Update

    Wolffsohn, J. S., Calossi, A., Cho, P., Gifford, K., Jones, L., Jones, D., Guthrie, S., Li, M., Lipener, C., Logan, N. S., Malet, F., Peixoto-de-matos, S. C., González-méijome, J. M., Nichols, J. J., Orr, J. B., Santodomingo-rubido, J., Schaefer, T., Thite, N., Van Der Worp, E., Tarutta, E. & 12 others, Iomdina, E., Ali, B. M., Villa-collar, C., Abesamis-dichoso, C., Chen, C., Pult, H., Blaser, P., Parra Sandra Johanna, G., Iqbal, F., Ramos, R., Carrillo Orihuela, G. & Boychev, N., Feb 2020, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 43, 1, p. 9-17 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Thesis

    Accommodation and intraocular pressure

    Author: Rai, G. K., Jan 2007

    Supervisor: Gilmartin, B. (Supervisor) & Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Assessment of the oculomotor response in human factor environments

    Author: Hunt, O. A., Apr 2004

    Supervisor: Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Behavioural correlates of ocular accomodation and the autonomic nervous system

    Author: Davies, L. N., 2004

    Supervisor: Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor) & Gilmartin, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Bio-adhesive polymers containing liposomes for DED treatment

    Author: Acar, D., 1 Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Davies, L. N. (Supervisor) & Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Cataract, macular characteristics and assessing lens opacities

    Author: Smith, M. R., 17 Apr 2014

    Supervisor: Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate

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    Activities

    • 5 Editorial activity
    • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Consultancy

    External Advisor

    James Wolffsohn (Advisor)
    2011 → …

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

    Myopia Research

    James Wolffsohn (Participant)
    2011 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    International University of Japan

    James Wolffsohn (Visiting lecturer)
    2011 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Visioncare Research Limited

    James Wolffsohn (Visiting researcher)
    2011 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Journal of Optometry (Journal)

    James Wolffsohn (Editorial board member)

    2008 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity