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Dr Nik Sheen 


Educational and Professional Qualifications:

2002 PhD Cardiff University
1998 MSc with commendation Bristol University
1994 BSc (Hons) Cardiff University

Professional

1995 MCOptom College of Optometrists

Academic Positions:

My current management roles within Cardiff University are as a Director of WOPEC and the Eye Health Examination Wales Service.

2010-present: Director of Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (this includes management, short courses provision, Postgraduate Taught Certificates, Diplomas and MSc provision and commissioned work)
2008-present: Clinical Lead for the Eye Health Examination Wales service (a service for optometrist in Wales provide for patients)
2013-2014: External Examiner for International Islamic University, Malysia
2003 –2008: Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
2003 – 2008: Accreditation and Evaluation Manager for the Welsh Eye Care Initiative

School Roles and Committees:

Member of Alumni Committee 2013-present
Member of School Board 2013-present
WOPEC Strategic Advisory Committee 2010-present
WOPEC Board 2010-present

External Committees/Memberships:

Member of the General Optical Council education committee 2010-present
Member of the General Optical Council registration committee 2014-present
Member of Eye Care Delivery Plan Steering Group* 2013-present
Member of Information Technology Task and Finish Group* 2013-present
Member of Statistics Task and Finish Group* 2013-present
Member of EHEW Task and Finish Group* 2013-present
Deputy Chair of MegaFocus Wales* 2010-present
Member of Focus on Ophthalmology Group* 2014-present

*As part of my role as Clinical Lead for the Eye Health Examination Wales

Innovation and Engagement:

Services, education and training ambassador for BME group working with the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) 2009-present.
Invited ambassador to the Southern College of Optometrists, Memphis, USA for eye services in the UK in 2010.
Invited lecturer for extended primary care services for over 20 Primary Care trusts and optometrist companies.