James SW Wolffsohn PhDDeputy Dean of Life and Health Sciences, Ophthalmic Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Prof. James Wolffsohn achieving a 1st class Optometry degree from Manchester, completed his pre-registration at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London and a PhD at Cardiff University. Following a clinical/research position at the Victorian College of Optometry/University of Melbourne, Australia 1997-2000, he was appoint by Aston University, where he was Head of Optometry 2004-9, being awarded a personal Chair in 2007. He is now Deputy Executive Dean for Life and Health Sciences at Aston University. James has published over 150 peer reviewed academic papers and given numerous international presentations. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and the tear film. James is also a past President of the British Contact Lens Association.