School of Health and Life Sciences  

Professor Alan Tomlinson

Research Professor (P/T), Registered Optometrist
Alan Tomlinson qualified as an optometrist in the United Kingdom (University of Bradford) and obtained a PhD from the University of Manchester. In 1999 he was awarded a DSc by UMIST for contributions to research in contact lenses and anterior ocular surface physiology. He has held academic appointments as Lecturer at UMIST and Professor of Optometry at Indiana University and the Southern California College of Optometry, USA. In addition he has been a Clinical Research Director for a US pharmaceutical company. Alan Tomlinson has been Professor and Head of the Glasgow Caledonian University, since 1992 and is the Director of the new Centre for Vision in Health at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Professor Tomlinson is the author of over 100 research papers in refereed journals. He has published extensively on contact lenses and anterior ocular surface physiology. In recent years mostly on the pathophysiology of dry eye and the pathogenesis of corneal infections associated with contact lens wear. He has contributed chapters to several text books and is the author of the text book "Complications of Contact Lens Wear" published by Mosby.