Dr Shehzad Naroo

Shehzad Naroo

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Shehzad graduated from Aston University in 1992 with a degree in Ophthalmic Optics (BSc Hons). Subsequently he successfully completed the pre-registration year of the College of Optometrists (MCOptom) and registered as an Optometrist in the UK with the General Optical Council. The following year he also successfully passed the registration examinations of the Newfoundland Optometric Board (Canada). Shehzad undertook the taught MSc course at UMIST, his research dissertation was conducted under the supervision of Dr Philip Morgan entitled ‘Corneal Topography in a Family with Known Keratoconic Patients’. Concurrently he was also involved on a part time basis in routine Optometric practice working for numerous independent practices, group practices, hospital clinics and private laser clinics. On completion of the MSc, Shehzad worked in routine practice in South Australia for a few months and is still registered in Queensland, Australia. He then returned to UMIST to study for a PhD under the supervision of Professor Neil Charman. His PhD thesis was entitled ‘Optical and Physiological Problems Associated with Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery’. Whilst at UMIST Shehzad worked as an Occasional Lecturer supervising clinics in routine refraction, further investigative techniques and low vision.

In August 2001, Shehzad returned to Aston University to take up a lectureship post in the School of Life and Health Sciences.

Teaching Activity

His teaching areas are Second Year Contact Lenses, Third Year Anterior Eye Therapeutics and Third Year Occupational and Professional Studies.

Research interests

Shehzad successfully co-supervised one PhD (Christine Purslow, looking at dynamic ocular thermography during contact lens wear) jointly with Dr James Wolffsohn and am currently co-supervising two full time PhD students (Navneet Gupta, 1st year, looking at intraocular lenses, and Martin Cardall, 2nd year, looking at physiological effects of contact lenses during sports, both with Dr James Wolffsohn). He is also supervising eight undergraduate research projects in 2006-2007.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Shehzad had passed the Fellowship examinations of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (FIACLE), the American Academy of Optometrists (FAAO) and the British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA).

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