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 Onyekachukwu Amiebenomo

Onyekachukwu Amiebenomo

Research student,

Overview

Educational and Professional Qualifications



  • 2019 – Present: PhD, Accommodation in children and young adults with visual impairment, Cardiff University

  • 2014 – 2018: Postgraduate Fellowship training, Nigerian College of Optometrists (Faculty of Paediatric Optometry)

  • 2011 – 2014: MSc (Ocular Health), University of Benin, Nigeria

  • 2001 – 2007: Doctor of Optometry (OD), University of Benin, Nigeria


Professional Memberships


Registered with the Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria
Member, Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA)


Conference/seminar presentations              


Amiebenomo O.M. McIlreavy L. Erichsen J.T. and Woodhouse J.M (2020) Accommodation in children and young adults with nystagmus. Postgraduate Resrach Seminar, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UK (Paper presentation).


Amiebenomo O.M. McIlreavy L. Erichsen J.T. and Woodhouse J. M. (2019) The potential off-axis performance and accuracy of the PowerRef 3 for measurements in nystagmus. The Applied Vision Association (AVA) Christmas meeting and British Oculomotor Group (BOMG) conference, Cardiff University, UK (Poster presentation).


Amiebenomo O.M. McIlreavy L. Erichsen J.T. and Woodhouse J.M (2019) Accommodation in children and young adults with visual impairment. Speaking of Science postgraduate conference. Cardiff University, UK (Paper presentation).


Okoro C.C. and Amiebenomo O.M. (2018) When you see Sturge-Weber syndrome. NOA 42nd AGM/ Scientific conference. International Conference Center, Abuja, Nigeria (Paper presentation).


Amiebenomo O.M. and Asani A.P. (2017) Oculo-visual findings in school children with learning disability. Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD 3rd National Conference. Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria (Paper presentation).


Amiebenomo O.M. Ovenseri-Ogbomo G.O. Amiebenomo H.O. and Odin O.P (2016) Assessment of Pediatric Eye care practice among Optometrists in Nigeria. International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, 10th General Assembly (IAPB 10GA). International Conference Center, Durban, South Africa (Poster presentation).


Amiebenomo O.M. Ovenseri-Ogbomo G.O. and Nwacheli C. (2016) Comparing measurement techniques of accommodative amplitude among school children. The Nigerian Young Academy/The NigerianAcademy of Science capacity building workshopfor young (early-career) women academics in Nigeria. University of Lagos, Nigeria (Paper presentation).


Amiebenomo O.M. Achugwo D.C and Abah I. (2015) Parental knowledge and attitude to children’s eye care services. University of Benin First Annual Research Day. University of Benin, Nigeria (Poster presentation).


Amiebenomo O.M. (2014). Current trends in the management of accommodative dysfunction. Edo State NOA Continuing Education course. Benin city, Nigeria (Paper presentation).


Ovenseri-Ogbomo G.O. Amiebenomo O.M. and Akpalaba R.U.E. (2014). A survey of optometry students’ perception of the optometry training program at the University of Benin. NOA 38th AGM/Scientific conference. Asaba, Nigeria (Paper presentation).


Honours and Awards



  • 2016: Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Early Career Academic Travel Grant award to attend IAPB 10GA.

  • 2010: Bayelsa State Governors award, Best batch A 2010 Corp Member in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

  • 2010: Certificate of Merit, Best Corps Volunteer for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advocacy Projects in Bayelsa State.


Innovation and Engagement:



  • Nystagmus Network Open day - Volunteer (2019 till present)

  • Maggie's Club, School of Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff University - Volunteer (2019 till present)

  • Participated in the Regional health screening event organised by Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes, for children with intellectual disability (Ihogbe Secondary School, Benin City, Nigeria, 2018).

  • Involved in OWSD annual workshop for first year undergraduate science students (University of Benin, Nigeria, 2017)

  • Organised a career day for young girls. Event featured a talk titled “empowering the girl child for the future” and short speeches from six young ladies of different professions (St Judes Girls Secondary School, Yenagoa, Nigeria, 2010).


University Committees



  • Member, Eye Movement Experimental Research Group (EMERG), Cardiff University

  • Member, Down’s syndrome Research Unit, Cardiff University


External Committees/Memberships:



  • 2020: Member, AVA

  • 2016: Member, OWSD

  • 2008: Member, Women Optometrists in Nigeria (WON)

Research

Research interests

I am studying the dynamics of accommodation in children and young adults with visual impairment; with the ultimate aim of influencing the learning environment, where individuals are required to do tasks at different distances. My PhD research will include individuals with special needs conditions such as nystagmus, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and Autism.

Teaching


  • 2019 – Present

    • Postgraduate tutor for Introductory optometry (OP0205)

    • Tutor/Demonstrator experience for WOPEC, and aspects of Ocular anatomy and physiology (OP1206), Clinical studies and dispensing (OP2201) and Colour vision and perception (OP2206).



  • Oct 2015 – Present: Lecturer I, Department of Optometry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria

  • 2011 – Sept 2015: Lecturer II, Department of Optometry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria

Supervisors

Maggie Woodhouse

Dr Margaret Woodhouse

Senior Lecturer, Head of the Down’s Syndrome Vision Research Unit

Jon Erichsen

Professor Jonathan Erichsen

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Lee McIlreavy

Dr Lee McIlreavy

Lecturer

Publications

2018

2016