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Dr Margaret Woodhouse 

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

Oct 1971 - Sept 1974:    Research Student, Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, PhD awarded 1975.  Supervisor, F.W. Campbell

Aug 1970 - Sept 1971:    Pre-registration year at Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, leading to Professional Qualifying Examinations in Ophthalmic Optics and registration with General Optical Council.

Oct 1967 - June 1970:    BSc First Class Hons, in Ophthalmic Optics, University of Aston in Birmingham.


Academic Positions:

Oct 1974 - present:      Lecturer, promoted to Senior Lecturer
October 1993,             Department of Optometry, UWIST, now School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University.


School and University Roles and Committees:          

Member, Innovation & Engagement Committee

Member, School Human Research Ethics Committee

Convenor of Examinations (UG), Examinations Liaison Officer (UG)

Unfair Practice Co-ordinator (UG and PG)


External Committees:                       

2013 – present Member: Children’s Vision Services Advisory Group, Welsh Government

2012 – present  Member, Clinical Expert Panel, EyeCare Trust

2007 – present  Member, Science, Research and Practice Advisory Board to Down Syndrome Educational Trust, UK

2006 – present. Advisor, Down’s Syndrome Medical Interest Group

2006 – present. Advisor, Down’s Syndrome Association

2006 – present Member, Experts group, See Ability


Innovation and Engagement:          

Too much to mention

Many, many talks to Local Optometric meetings, to Down’s syndrome support groups and training days, training for RNIB, for QTVI’s etc etc etc



2013:    Shortlisted, Healthcare in Autism Awards (for clinic, with Andy Millington and Mike George)

2012:    Shortlisted for Lecturer of the Year, AOP Awards

2012:    Highly commended, Lifetime Achievement, Understanding Disability Awards

1995:    Owen Aves Memorial Medal, Yorkshire Optical Society 1995 (first female recipient).