Dr Amy Sheppard

Senior Lecturer

Deputy Head of Aston Optometry School

Programme Director for BSc/ MOptom Optometry programmes.

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University

B4 7ET

Email: A.Sheppard@aston.ac.uk

Research Group

Ophthalmic Research group (ORG)

Amy Sheppard 2015
  • 2017- present: Deputy head of Aston Optometry School, Programme director for BSc/ MOptom Optometry programmes
  • 2016- present: Senior Lecturer, Aston University
  • 2016- present: Research adviser for the College of Optometrists
  • 2011-2016: Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2010-2011: Research and Teaching Fellow in Optometry, Aston University 
  • 2007-2010: PhD Researcher, Aston University
  • 2014: SFHEA, Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Aacdemy

  • 2013: FHEA, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

  • 2013: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education
  • 2010: AFHEA, Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

  • 2010: PhD in Optometry, Aston University

  • 2004: MCOptom, Membership of the College of Optometrists

  • 2004: General Optical Council registration

  • 2003: BSc (Hons) Optometry with First Class Honours, Aston University


  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc/ MOptom Optometry; OP3ES1)
  • Accommodation and Presbyopia (DOptom/ DOphSc; OP4AAP)
  • Module leader: Clinical Practice 2  (BSc/ MOptom Optometry; OP2CP2)
  • Module leader: OC2PPO (in collaboration with IBZ, Bologna, Italy and Parkway College, Singapore)
  • Module leader: OP4OPR postgraduate MSc dissertation module
  • Ocular accommodation and presbyopia

  • Intraocular lens (IOL) technology
  • Ocular biometry
  • Domiciliary eye care and quality of life

Current research projects have received funding from Rayner Intraocular Lenses, the UK College of Optometrists and the Central (LOC) Fund.

Recent Publications