Dr Gurpreet K. Bhogal-Bhamra

Lecturer in Optometry
Director of Optometry Postgraduate Taught Programmes 

Dr Preeti K. Bhogal-Bhamra
Dr Preeti K. Bhogal-Bhamra

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET

Phone:0121 204 4874
Room number: VS121

I joined Aston University initially as an undergraduate Optometry student and soon went on to study my PhD investigating new designs of intraocular lenses. I moved on to hospital practice and hospital-based within the hospital eye service in the West Midlands. Here I gained first-hand experience of NHS processes and NIHR research.

I returned to Aston University in 2015 as a research fellow in a collaborative role involving industry and the Ophthalmology department at Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham.
Most recently, I have been appointed as a lecturer in Optometry. I am the third year module leader in Ophthalmic Drugs. 

Bachelor of Science degree in Optometry, 2008
PhD titled: ‘Requirement for & Optimisation of Premium Intraocular Lenses,’ 2012
Fellowship of The Higher Education, 2016

2017 December, Programme Director for Optometry CPD & Flexible Framework
2017 Lecturer in Optometry (Aston University)
2015 Thea Research Fellow (Aston University & Queen Elizabeth hospital)
2013 Specialist Hospital Optometrist (Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary)
2011 Optometrist (Independent Practices)
2009 Post-graduate Researcher & Demonstrator (Aston University)

Ophthalmic drugs (Optometry third year module)

  • Member of the Ophthalmic Research Group at Aston University

Research interests include:

  • Intraocular lens design
  • Surgical correction of presbyopia and accommodation
  • Cataract and Refractive surgery
  • Contact lenses
  • Ocular surface disease, management and treatment

Research fellowship with Thea Pharmaceuticals

 PhD students currently supervising: Sὸnia Travé Huarte

  • General Optical Council
  • Association of Optometrists
  • British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
  • College of Optometrists