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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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    Research Output

    Open Access
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  • The relationship of systemic markers of haemostasis with retinal blood vessel responses in cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes

    Heitmar, R., Nicholl, P., Lee, B., Lau, YC. & Lip, GYH., 2018, In : British Journal of Biomedical Science. 75, 3, p. 116-121 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Regulation of oxygen saturation in retinal blood vessels in response to dynamic exercise

    Heitmar, R., Vekria, P. & Cubbidge, R. P., 2 Nov 2017, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Retinal vessel diameters and reactivity in diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular disease

    Heitmar, R., Lip, G. Y. H., Ryder, R. E. & Blann, A. D., 26 Apr 2017, In : Cardiovascular Diabetology. 16, 10 p., 56.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • The influence of simulated cataract on retinal vessel oximetry measurements

    Heitmar, R. & Attardo, A., Feb 2016, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 94, 1, p. 48-55 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Thesis

    A comparison between two fast strateies, spark and sita in threshold perimetry

    Author: Foo, S. K., 17 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Heitmar, R. (Supervisor) & Cubbidge, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate

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    Retinal characteristics of myopic eyes in a semi-rural UK population

    Author: Hill, D., 13 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Logan, N. S. (Supervisor) & Heitmar, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate

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    Retinal vessel analysis: flicker reproducibility, methodological standardisations and practical limitations

    Author: Kalitzeos, A., 12 Mar 2014

    Supervisor: Heitmar, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Activities

    • 12 Participation in conference
    • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, seminar or course
    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Invited talk

    EVER 2019

    Rebekka Heitmar (Chair), Sascha Klee (Chair)
    18 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, seminar or course

    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