Senior Administration Team

Alex Hui, OD, PhD, GradCertOcTher, FAAO
Head of Biosciences

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 41038

Alex Hui is the Head of Biosciences at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education, University of Waterloo. He completed his optometry training and PhD at the University of Waterloo and the Centre for Contact Lens Research in Canada. He has been awarded the Ezell Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry, the William B Pearson Medal from the University of Waterloo and the Dr Desmond Fonn Contact Lens Research Award from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo as part of his studies. He previously held a position as Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney in Sydney, Australia. He is an author on more than 30 peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications, and has been an invited speaker at conferences worldwide including in Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. His research and teaching interests include contact lenses, ocular disease, ocular therapeutics, myopia control and drug delivery.

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Bonnie Boshart, BBA
Manager, Research Contracts & IP

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 41248

Bonnie previously worked as a support staff member at the School of Optometry & Vision Science but left her position to resume full-time studies at Wilfrid Laurier University where she obtained her Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She returned in 2000 and currently holds the position of Manager, Research Contracts & IP with the Centre for Ocular Research & Education.  She shares her time with the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) in her role as Chief Executive Officer.

Julia Jones
CORE Administrator

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 43396

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Waterloo. With 15 years of experience as an employee at the University of Waterloo, Julia has held diverse administrative roles across departments such as the Registrar’s Office, Marketing and Undergraduate Recruitment, and the Political Science Department in the Faculty of Arts.

Lyndon JonesLyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FCAHS, DipCLP, DipOrth, FIACLE, FAAO
CORE Director

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.35030

Lyndon Jones is a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University Research Chair and Director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo. He graduated in Optometry from the University of Wales in 1985 and gained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1998. He was awarded an honorary DSc by Aston University in July 2018. He holds three of the higher clinical awards granted by the UK College of Optometrists, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, in which he is a Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses, and is also a Fellow of both the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA).

His research interests primarily focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment, dry eye and the development of novel materials for ocular drug delivery. He has authored over 400 refereed and professional papers, one text-book and given over 1000 invited lectures at conferences worldwide, in over 40 countries. He has been awarded over 30 national and international awards, including Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the 2014 “Glenn Fry Award” from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), 2014 “Donald Korb Award” from the American Optometric Association and 2013 “Max Schapero Award” from the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AAO.

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Jill WoodsJill Woods, MSc, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA
Head of Clinical Research
Senior Clinical Scientist

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext.36743

Jill completed her degree in Optometry & Vision Science at The City University, London, UK in 1984. She owned her own private optometry practice in London, 1986 -1992. At this time she also worked in a low vision unit at a local hospital, provided clinical teaching at The City University and both practiced and taught at the London Refraction Hospital, now known as the Institute of Optometry, on a voluntary basis. In 1992 she moved to Manchester working in several general optometry practices and also taught contact lenses in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at UMIST. In 1999 she moved to Melbourne, Australia, becoming involved in clinical contact lens research as well as managing the general optometry practice. Jill joined the CORE team as a Clinical Scientist in 2005 and was appointed Clinical Research Manager in 2013.

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