Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science is pleased to announce that Professor Paul Murphy, BSc, FCOptom, PhD, FAAO, FBCLA, FEAOO will be the school’s next director. Dr. Murphy is an optometrist (Cardiff), with a PhD (Glasgow) in ocular surface sensation and a postgraduate certificate in tertiary level teaching methods.He is currently working toward acquiring his MBA from the University of Glamorgan. Paul was previously a lecturer in the Department of Vision Sciences (Glasgow) and is currently Reader and Director of Teaching at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University.
Professor Murphy’s research has focused on ocular surface sensation, contact lenses, the tear film and the inter-relationship among them with approximately 45 peer-reviewed articles, 90 peer-reviewed conference presentations and 45 invited talks, to date. In 2001, he established the Contact Lens and Anterior Eye Research Unit (CLAER) at Cardiff. Paul is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the British College of Optometrists, the British Contact Lens Association and the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) and is the EAOO’s Vice President, Trustee and President Elect.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Murphy has taught a wide variety of subject areas including, general disease and pathology, ocular disease assessment and management, as well as contact lens wear and its complications. In teaching clinics, he has taught primary eye care, contact lenses and low vision. Dr. Murphy has also been an active graduate supervisor and advisor with more than a dozen PhD students. Through his administrative appointments, he has worked extensively on the design, development and delivery of optometric education.
Professor Murphy has garnered an international reputation in optometric education across Europe and is excited to bring his ideas and experience to Waterloo. Dr. Murphy will begin his appointment as professor and director of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science in early 2013.