Miss Jennifer Bevan
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BiographyMs Jennifer Bevan is a lecturer in the School of Optometry at QUT. She has been a staff member at QUT since graduating from the QIT in 1968. She was awarded the Australian Optical Company Bursary in 1968. From 1969 until 1980 she has developed both lectures and practical courses in many subjects related to optometry. These areas have included ocular anatomy and physiology, visual sciences and clinical sciences. From 1981 onwards, all her teaching areas are related to the clinical practice of optometry.
In 1983 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Health Education (BCAE), and in 1989 completed the ophthalmic diagnostic drugs and examination techniques course at QUT. In 1991 she completed her Master of Science (Science, Technology and Society) at Griffith University in Queensland.
She is currently unit co-ordinator for four clinical practice units for fourth year students as well as two didactic units.
The areas she teaches include binocular vision and accommodation anomalies, the clinical investigation of colour vision defects and paediatric optometry. She is responsible for the coordination of the full clinical timetable which includes all the activities undertaken by fourth year students such as the student professional development programs, visits to medical centres, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health centre, a paediatric low vision centre, and grand rounds as well as community vision screening programs.
During her career she has been on a number of committees within the Faculty of Health and within the School of Optometry. She has been a member of various professional groups and provided community service within some of these groups. She has been a referee for the Australian Journal of Optometry/Clinical and Experimental Optometry. Since 1981 she has presented a number of papers, lectures and addresses to a variety of sources including optometry conferences and continuing education programs both within Australia and overseas. Her research area is paediatric low vision.
In 1980, she was appointed as the consultant optometrist in a multi-disciplinary paediatric low vision clinic. Since 1987, this clinic has provided biennially outreach services to patients in North Queensland. She has a close association with the Low Incidence Unit-Vision Impairment Services where she has provided ongoing professional advice and many continuing education programs. In 1988, she developed a series of lectures on vision for two semesters for students in the Graduate Diploma in Special Education at what is now Griffith University.
Paediatric Low Vision
Ophthalmology and Optometry
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- MSc (Griffith University)
- GDHlthEd (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)
- DipAppSc (Queensland Inst. of Technology)