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Dr Ashley Wood 

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

2007-11 – PhD, “Retinal structure and function in Age-related Maculopathy” (Cardiff University)
2007 - Registered Optometrist (GOC: 01-32560)
2003-6 BSc in Optometry & Vision Science (Cardiff University)

Academic Positions:

2012 – Present Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University
2011-12 Teacher, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University
2010-11 Clinical Teaching Associate, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University
2007-10 Clinical Demonstrator, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University

School and University Roles and Committees:                 

Chair of Staff-Student Committee
Member of School Research Audit Ethics Committee
Environmental Compliance Officer (ECO)


Innovation and Engagement:         

I’m currently supporting the Vision4Africa Eyecare project which aims to help improve the provision of eye care in the local community and surrounding villages of the Tororo region of Uganda. Cardiff University optometrists, doctors and optometry students will be volunteering at the Benedictine Eye Hospital in Tororo and assisting in the development of this outreach programme in the region. I’m currently involved in supporting the Optometry Students fundraising activities and clinical preparation for the project (since January 2013).

I recently demonstrated our state of the art retinal imaging equipment (Long wavelength OCT and Retinal Densitometer) during the departmental visit by Simon Hughes MP, Eluned Parrott AM and Dr.  Bablin Molik (November, 2012). I have since assisted in a further departmental visit, this time by delegates from the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR),  providing a demonstration of our research  Optical Coherence Tomography and discussed the clinical research applications with them (December, 2012).

I’m also involved with a collaboration with HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht Lifestyle and Health to provide the “Eye Care and Diabetes; the Bigger Picture” annual summer school (since 2012).