Dr Doina Gherghel

Doina Gherghel

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Research interests

  • Systemic and ocular circulation in health and disease
  • Endothelial function (clinical and laboratory markers)
  • Autonomic nervous system functionality
  • Ageing and vascular health
  • Obesity, sleep diseases and endothelial function
  • Screening for cardiovascular risk in obese adolescents 
  • Alzheimer disease: ocular circulation and endothelial function
  • Alzheimer's disease: vision correction and cognitive function
  •  Ethnic differences in ocular circulation/endothelial function
  • Circadian rhythms in human circulation
  • Oxidative stress in ocular diseases  
  • Intra-ocular drug delivery systems
  • Psychological aspects of vision care

Teaching Activity

  • Second year tutor and examination officer
  • Postgraduate: Ophthalmic Doctorate course: Glaucoma module (associate module leader); Therapeutics module
  • Third year Posterior Eye and General Ophthalmology  (module leader)
  • Third year Anterior Eye
  • MOptom Glaucoma Module (module leader) 
  • Second year Ophtalmic Instrumentations
  • Ophthalmology referral clinics
  • Ophthalmology Grand Rounds


  • Sept 2012-to date,  BMEC Honorary Assistant Specialist (glaucoma)
  • Sept 2009-to date Heart of England NHS Trust- Honorary Assistant Specialist (glaucoma)
  • 2006: PhD, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
  • 2004-to date: Aston University: Lecturer in Ophthalmology
  • 2004-2005: Medici Fellow (Technology Transfer Fellowship)
  • 2004-to date: Research Consultant, Aston Academy of Life Sciences
  • 2001-2004: Honorary Trust Fellow, Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
  • 2001-2004: Research Fellow, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
  • 1998-2000: Glaucoma Research Fellow, University Eye Clinic, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1999: Doctor, Ophthalmology, University Eye Clinic Iasi, Romania
  • 1995-1998: Registrar in Ophthalmology, University Eye Clinic Iasi, Romania
  • 1988-1994: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • General Medical Council, Specialist Register in Ophthalmology
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Affiliate member).
  • Alzheimer’s Research Trust, Midlands Network
  • Glaucoma Society (UK and EIRE)
  • European Glaucoma Society (EGS)
  • World Glaucoma Association: Consensus on Ocular Blood Flow
  • FHEA, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

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