Dr Daniela Oehring
Lecturer in Optometry
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
Doctor of Eye and Vision Science at University of Plymouth with 10+years experience wishing to undertake postgraduate research regarding the mechanical integrity of the ocular tissue in order to detect, treat and prevent systematic and ocular diseases. Proactive lecturer and researcher with 10+ years of experience in teaching courses on undergraduate and postgraduate levels and Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education, supervised two Ph.D. dissertations, published one book, six book chapters, eleven articles and presented at 38 conferences on four different continents.
Ph.D. Eye and Vision Sciences Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Thesis title: “Ocular biomechanics of the anterior surface”
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
MSc Applied Statistic Faculty of Mathematics and Informatic, Schiller Universität Jena, Germany in cooperation with Faculty of Statistics, University Waterloo, Canada
Thesis title: “Evaluation of statistical methods used in eye and vision research”
MSc Eye and Vision Sciences Faculty of Science and Technic, Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany; Graduated summa cum laude
Thesis title: “Pilot study to validate the in-vivo non-invasive tear film measurement analytically and clinically with a novel multi-function video topography system”
BSc (hons.) Optometry Faculty of Science and Technic, Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany; Graduated summa cum laude
Thesis title: “Evaluation of tear film osmolarity in healthy human adults”
Certificate in Academic Practice for Ophthalmic & Dispensing Optician Education
Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany, Chamber of Commerce Thuringia, Germany
Dispensing and Ophthalmic Optician Diploma Chamber of Commerce Bavaria, Germany; Graduated summa cum laude
International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE)
British University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE)
Crosslinking Consortium UK
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
European Academy of Optometry (EAOO)
Vereinigung Deutscher Contactlinsen-Spezialisten und Optometristen (VDCO)
Wissenschaftlichen Vereinigung für Augenoptik und Optometrie (WVAO)
Roles on external bodies
Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing Group (SoHP)
Head of the Eye and Vision Research Group (IHC)
Erasmus Coordinator for the Optometry Programme
Since 2016 Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK; Full-time Lecturer, Optometry
Taught nine undergraduate and four postgraduate courses, focused on anatomy and physiology, as well as clinical skills, and research methods. Supervised 16 BSc and one MSc theses. Erasmus coordinator for the Optometry programme from 2014 to 2020. Member of the Ethical Committee for Postgraduate Research since 2016. Deputy head (since 2018) and Head (since 2020) of the Eye and Vision Research group. Head of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Group (SoHP) since 2019.
Since 2014 Faculty of Engineering and Optometry, Beuth University Berlin, Germany; Visiting Lecturer, Optometry
Since 2013 Faculty of Physics, Sofijski University, Bulgaria; Visiting Lecturer, Optometry
Since 2010 Faculty of Science and Technic, Ernst-Abbe-University Jena, Germany; Guest Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor, Optometry; Taught three undergraduate and two postgraduate courses, focused on specialist optometry skills (contact lens), as well as clinical case studies, and research methods. Supervised 14 BSc and ten MSc theses and four Erasmus internships.
Since 2005 Optic technician training institute, Kumasi, Ghana; Visiting Lecturer; Involvement focused on educational programmes for local lecturer and supervisors and curriculum development.
2013 - 2016 Doctoral Collage, University of Plymouth, UK; Associate Lecturer; Taught two postgraduate seminar series for research development.
2013 - 2016 Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK; Clinical Demonstrator, Optometry; Supervised undergraduate clinical skills modules in refractive methods, contact lens fitting and visual perception.
2011 – 2015 Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre, Cardiff University, UK; Part-time Clinical Supervisor; Supervised the European Optometry Postgraduate course annually.
2008 - 2009 Faculty of Mathematics University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany; Part-time Teaching Assistant; Basic mathematical concepts and methods for understanding and solving problems in engineering, Prof Dr P. Wilde
2007 - 2008 Faculty of Physics University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany; Part-time Teaching Assistant; Competencies in physical modelling as applied to simple examples of mechanics, Prof Dr O. Hofmann
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
I have supervised multiple BSc and MSc students as first supervisor and Ph.D. students in a team. Eight students presented on international conferences, one student one the Cooper Vision Summer Summit and one student was awarded with a student travel grant. In total, I had four students writing both, their BSc and MSc thesis with me as first supervisor.
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