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Rebekka Heitmar

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    • United Kingdom

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    20082021

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    Employment

    • 1995-1998: Dispensing Optician and Business for SME - dual apprenticeship (Handwerkskammer Ulm, and IHK Stuttgart, Germany)
    • 1998-1999: General Optometric Practice, Germany
    • 1999-2003: MA Opthalmic Optics (Dipl.Ing.(FH) Augenoptik, Aalen University, Germany)
    • 2003-2005: RA (Dept Opthalmic Optics, Aalen University, Germany)
    • 2005-2008: PhD, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
    • 2008- date: Lecturer, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

    Research Interests

    • Ocular haemodynamics
    • Systemic vascular disease and its impact upon the ocular circulation and visual function
    • Nutrition/ Nutritional intervenitions and its impact on systemic and ocular pathogenesis
    • Optical Imaging systems

    Teaching Activity

    First year (BSc/ MOptom)

    • Basic Investigative Techniques (practical sessions)

    Second year (BSc/ MOptom)

    • Further Investigative Techniques (practical sessions)

    Third year  (BSc/ MOptom)

    • Elective studies

    Fouth year (MOptom)

    • Retinal and Macula Disorders (module lead)

    Flexible Framework

    • Glaucoma (module lead)

    Contact Details

    Email: R.Heitmar1@aston.ac.uk
    Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 3853

    Education/Academic qualification

    University of Ulster

    1 Jan 20151 Jul 2015

    Award Date: 18 Nov 2015

    PG Cert

    31 Jan 200116 Apr 2012

    Award Date: 16 Apr 2012

    PhD

    1 Oct 200530 Nov 2008

    MA

    15 Mar 19993 May 2003

    External positions

    External Examiner, Portsmouth University

    1 Sep 201630 Sep 2020

    External Advisor (Masters in Optometry), Aarhus Universitet

    1 Aug 201530 Aug 2018

    Keywords

    • RE Ophthalmology
    • vessel density
    • vessel calibre
    • vessel reactivity
    • vessel oximetry
    • blood flow
    • blood velocity
    • oxidative stress
    • oxygen saturation
    • retinopathy
    • diabetes
    • AMD
    • sleep apnoea
    • cardiovascular
    • cerebrovascular
    • imaging
    • nutrition
    • saffron
    • myopia

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    • EVER 2019

      Rebekka Heitmar (Chair) & Sascha Klee (Chair)

      18 Oct 2019

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    • EVER 2019

      Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)

      17 Oct 201919 Oct 2019

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    • AVRO 2019

      Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)

      28 Apr 20192 May 2019

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    • ARVO 2018

      Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)

      29 Apr 20183 May 2018

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    • EVER 2017

      Rebekka Heitmar (Participant)

      27 Sep 201730 Sep 2017

      Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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