Dr Helen Owens

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Hons) MSc PhD Cert Oc Pharmacology (Therapeutics, NZ), Grad Dip Sci (Psychology)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - [Optometry]
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 84969

About me

Helen is a Senior Lecturer in Optometry within the Allied Health Department at UWE. She has an MSc in keratoconus from Cardiff University and a PhD from Aston University in the area of myopia and ocular accommodation. She has previously held academic positions at Plymouth University and the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  In addition to academic experience, she has gained clinical experience from hospitals in England and Wales, and worked in many private optometry practices in the UK and New Zealand.

Area of expertise

Ocular pharmacology and therapeutics, Independent prescribing in Optometry, contact lens practice and anterior eye. Previous research areas: orthokeratology, myopia, the tear film, Health Psychology. Current research areas: accessibility of eyecare


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