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Yr Athro Barbara Ryan

Yr Athro Barbara Ryan

Cyfarwyddwr Rhaglenni Ôl-raddedig a Chyfarwyddwr WOPEC

Yr Ysgol Optometreg a Gwyddorau'r Golwg

Email:
ryanb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 70233
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2087 4859
Location:
Room 2.45, Maindy Road, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road

Teaching

I am currently Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes; Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Clinical Optometry, a Certificate in Eye Care Governance and a Certificate in Glaucoma.

I am also Module Leader or Tutor on a number of the postgraduate modules; 3 Low Vision Modules, Legal

Aspects of UK Optometry, Evidence Based Optometry and Clinical Audit, Study Skills.

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

Bsc Hons                                     Optometry and Vision Science, City University                      1991

Membership                           College of Optometrists                                                                                      1992

PhD                                                         Cardiff University                                                                                                      2009

 

 

Positions at Cardiff University              

2012 to present                     Director, Postgraduate Taught Programme  

2009 to 2012                             Co-Director, Wales Optometry Postgraduate Optometry Centre

2003 to 2012                             Training and Accreditation Manager, Welsh Eye Care Initiative

Wales Government/ Cardiff University

 

Welsh Government positions

2012 to present                     Chief Optometric Advisor, Welsh Government (seconded from Cardiff University

 

Previous teaching positions

2001 to 2003                           Director of the Low Vision Clinic and Clinical Tutor, Bradford University

1994 to 1996                             Clinical Tutor and Visiting Lecturer, Aston University

 

Community practice

2003 to present                     Optometrist (0.2 FTE), Monnow Eye Care, Monmouth

2002 to 2003                             Optometrist, Bradley and Smith Optometrists, Huddersfield

2001 to 2002                             Optometrist, Specsavers, Halifax

 

Hospital practice

1995 to 2000                             Senior Optometrist, Scleral Contact Lens Clinic, Birmingham Midland Eye Centre

1994 to 1996                           Head of Optometry Department (Acting), Birmingham Heartlands Hospital                      

1993 to 1994                           Maiduguri Eye Hospital, Nigeria

1992 to 1993                           Optometrist, Oxford Eye Hospital

1991 to 1992                           Pre- Registration Optometrist, Oxford Eye Hospital

 

Other positions

2003 to 2012                             Clinical Lead,   Welsh Low Vision Service Hywel Dda Health Board/ Cardiff University

1999 to 2001                             Head of Low Vision and Eye Health,Royal National Institute for the Blind, London

1998 to 1999                           Head of Low Vision, The Royal National Institute for the Blind, London

1996 to 1998                          Low Vision Officer,     The Royal National Institute for the Blind, London

1995 to 2000                          Senior Optometrist, Multi-Disciplinary Low Vision Service, Birmingham Focus

 

 

School and University Roles and Committees:                                    

Director, Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Chair, Postgraduate Exam Board, Optometry and Vision Sciences

Chair, Postgraduate Board of Studies

Founding Co-Director, WOPEC

School Board, Optometry and Vision Sciences

 

External Committees:                                              

2013 to present                     Chair, Eye Health Care Steering Group, Welsh Government

2011 to 2012                             Chair, Low Vision Higher Qualifications Committee, College of Optometrists

2011 to present                     External Examiner, Aston University

2011 to 2012                             Deputy Chair, Low Vision Service Development Committee (Statutory Committee Advising Welsh Assembly Government on Low Vision Services)

2009 to2011                               Deputy Chair MEGAFOCUS (Statutory Committee Advising Welsh Assembly Government on Eyecare for BME groups)

2008 to present                     College of Optometry, OSCE Writing Group

2008 to 2009                             College of Optometry, Final Assessment Review Group

2007 to 2012                           Trustee, Sight Support.

2006 to 2012                           External Examiner, MSc Visual Impairment, City University                      

2004 to 2013                             Wales Low Vision Advisory Group

1998 to 2000                         Professional Secretary, Low Vision Consensus Committee

1996 to 2000                           Optical Vouchers Consultative Committee (Statutory Committee Advising DOH)

1996 to present                   Examiner, The College of Optometrists

 

 

Innovation and Engagement

Many Continuing Education events for Optometrists.

 

2011 Invited Lecture, Annual Rural Doctor$acirc; s Conference, April 2011. Visual impairment in older people.

2011 Invited Lecture, OVN National Optometric Conference, Holland Low Vision in the 21st Century.

2010 Invited Lecture and Chair, International Macular Disease Conference, Serbia. Low Vision Rehabilitation for people with Macular Disease.

2010 Invited Lecture, National Optometry Conference, London Nov 2010. Postgraduate Optometry Education: Why? What? Who? and How?

2010 Invited Keynote Lecture, Low Vision Symposium, Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast Oct 2010. Low Vision in the 21st Century.

2010 Chair, Wales Eye Care Conference 2010.

2010 Keynote address, European Optometry Conference, Copenhagen May 2010. Postgraduate Optometry Education: Why? What? Who? and How?

2009 Invited Keynote Lecture, Low Vision Symposium, Saudi Arabia. Low Vision Rehabilitation.

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • 2012 - present  Director, Postgraduate Taught Programme  
  • 2009 - 2012 Co-Director, Wales Optometry Postgraduate Optometry Centre
  • 2003 - 2012 Training and Accreditation Manager, Welsh Eye Care Initiative Wales Government/ Cardiff University 

Welsh Government positions

  • 2012 - present Chief Optometric Advisor, Welsh Government (seconded from Cardiff University

 

Previous teaching positions

  • 2001 - 2003 Director of the Low Vision Clinic and Clinical Tutor, Bradford University
  • 1994 - 1996 Clinical Tutor and Visiting Lecturer, Aston University

 

Community practice

  • 2003 - present Optometrist (0.2 FTE), Monnow Eye Care, Monmouth
  • 2002 - 2003 Optometrist, Bradley and Smith Optometrists, Huddersfield
  • 2001 - 2002 Optometrist, Specsavers, Halifax

 

Hospital practice

  • 1995 - 2000 Senior Optometrist, Scleral Contact Lens Clinic, Birmingham Midland Eye Centre
  • 1994 - 1996 Head of Optometry Department (Acting), Birmingham Heartlands Hospital                    
  • 1993 - 1994 Maiduguri Eye Hospital, Nigeria
  • 1992 - 1993 Optometrist, Oxford Eye Hospital
  • 1991 - 1992  Pre- Registration Optometrist, Oxford Eye Hospital

 

Other positions

  • 2003 - 2012 Clinical Lead,   Welsh Low Vision Service Hywel Dda Health Board/ Cardiff University
  • 1999 - 2001 Head of Low Vision and Eye Health,Royal National Institute for the Blind, London
  • 1998 - 1999  Head of Low Vision,The Royal National Institute for the Blind, London
  • 1996 - 1998 Low Vision Officer, The Royal National Institute for the Blind, London
  • 1995 - 2000 Senior Optometrist, Multi-Disciplinary Low Vision Service, Birmingham Focus

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

Many Continuing Education events for Optometrists.

  •  2011 Invited Lecture, Annual Rural Doctor$acirc; s Conference, April 2011. Visual impairment in older people.
  • 2011 Invited Lecture, OVN National Optometric Conference, Holland Low Vision in the 21st Century.
  • 2010 Invited Lecture and Chair, International Macular Disease Conference, Serbia. Low Vision Rehabilitation for people with Macular Disease.
  • 2010 Invited Lecture, National Optometry Conference, London Nov 2010. Postgraduate Optometry Education: Why? What? Who? and How?
  • 2010 Invited Keynote Lecture, Low Vision Symposium, Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast Oct 2010. Low Vision in the 21st Century.
  • 2010 Chair, Wales Eye Care Conference 2010.
  • 2010 Keynote address, European Optometry Conference, Copenhagen May 2010. Postgraduate Optometry Education: Why? What? Who? and How?
  • 2009 Invited Keynote Lecture, Low Vision Symposium, Saudi Arabia. Low Vision Rehabilitation.

Pwyllgorau ac adolygu

  • Director, Postgraduate Taught Programmes
  • Chair, Postgraduate Exam Board, Optometry and Vision Sciences
  • Chair, Postgraduate Board of Studies
  • Founding Co-Director, WOPEC
  • School Board, Optometry and Vision Sciences

External Committees                                                                        

  • 2013 - present Chair, Eye Health Care Steering Group, Welsh Government
  • 2011 - 2012 Chair, Low Vision Higher Qualifications Committee, College of Optometrists
  • 2011 - present External Examiner, Aston University
  • 2011 - 2012 Deputy Chair, Low Vision Service Development Committee (Statutory Committee Advising Welsh Assembly Government on Low Vision Services)
  • 2009 - 2011 Deputy Chair MEGAFOCUS (Statutory Committee Advising Welsh Assembly Government on Eyecare for BME groups)
  • 2008 - present  College of Optometry, OSCE Writing Group
  • 2008 - 2009 College of Optometry, Final Assessment Review Group
  • 2007 - 2012 Trustee, Sight Support.
  • 2006 - 2012 External Examiner, MSc Visual Impairment, City University
  • 2004 - 2013  Wales Low Vision Advisory Group
  • 1998 - 2000 Professional Secretary, Low Vision Consensus Committee
  • 1996 - 2000 Optical Vouchers Consultative Committee (Statutory Committee Advising DOH)
  • 1996 - present Examiner, The College of Optometrists

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Research Topics

Low Vision Rehabilitation

The eye care requirements of children with special needs

Research Funding at Cardiff University:

2012/ 2014 Collaborator NIHR PI Prof Christine Dickinson

2011/2014 Collaborator GDBA PI Margrain TH

2011/2013 Co-applicant RNIB PI JM Woodhouse

2007/2010 Co- Applicant Welsh Assembly Government PI JM Woodhouse  

2007/2009   Co-applicant Welsh Office of Research and Development PI TH Margrain

2007/2008 PI Thomas Pocklington Trust