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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

    PG Cert

    31 Jan 200116 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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    Light Medicine & Life Sciences
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    Research Output 2008 2019

    Open Access
    File
    eye diseases
    Crocus sativus
    saffron
    Eye Diseases
    clinical trials

    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

    Flickering
    Retinal Vessels
    Blood vessels
    Medical problems
    Platelets

    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
    File
    Retinal Vessels
    Exercise
    Oxygen
    Blood Pressure
    Intraocular Pressure

    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
    File
    Retinal Vessels
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Cardiovascular Diseases
    Constriction
    Dilatation

    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
    File
    Retinal Vessels
    Oximetry
    Cataract
    Lenses
    Oxygen

    Thesis

    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

    File

    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

    File

    Activities 2012 2019

    • 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