Qualifications - Dr Heiko Pult

- Optometrist at College of Optometry Munich, Germany, graduated in 1994
- MSc (Optometry) at PCO Salus University, Philadelphia, USA, graduated in 1997
- PhD (Vision Sciences) at School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, graduated in 2008

Research Interests
- Cornea
- Contact lenses
- Blinks
- Lids
- Tear film
- Vision

Research & Teaching Experiences
- PhD supervisor and Honorary Visiting Professor of the School of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
- Module leader of the MSc dry eye module at Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Center (WOPEC), Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
- Faculty member at the Vision Care Institute, Johnson & Johnson, Prague, Czech 
- Subcommittee member of The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort
- Invited guest lecturer at national and international institutions and universtities

Additional Professional Functions:
-Member of the General Assembly of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) Mannheim
-Member of the Board of Trade of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) Mannheim

- Member of the Editorial Board of Medicine

- Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
- Acta Ophthalmologica
- British Journal of Ophthalmology
- Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye
- Cornea
- Eye & Contact Lens
- International Surgery
- Journal of Biomedical Optics
- Journal of Ophthalmology
- Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics
- Optometry Reports
- Optometry & Vision Sciences

- Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
- The International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR)
- Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)
- Vereinigung deutscher Conatctlinsen Spezialisten und Optometristen (VDCO)

Founder Member
- European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO)

- American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
- British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA)
- European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO)


- 2017 Rolf Weinschenk Poster Prize, VDCO: Trunk L., Niedernolte B, Wolffsohn J., Bandlitz S., Pult H. Evaluation of tear meniscus height using different methods.
Contact 17, VDCO, Hamburg, Germany

- 2017 BCLA Poster Prize Runner`s Up: Bandlitz S., Purslow Ch., Murphy PJ., Pult H. The Usefulness of optical coherence topography in the evaluation of LIPCOF
BCLA Conference, Liverpool, UK

- 2016: 'Exceptional Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Review` - honoured for 'Exceptionally Good Review' by Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS)

- 2015 Peter Abel Award, bestowed by the German Contact Lens & Optometry Association (VDCO) 
Bandlitz S, Murphy PJ, Purslow C, Pult H. 'The Importance of the Tear Meniscus in the Tear Film'  [Die Bedeutung des Tränenmeniskus innerhalb des Tränenfilms}. 

- 2014 BCLA Poster Prize Runners Up
Pult H. and Riede-Pult BH. Impact of Soft Contact Lenses on Lid-Parallel Conjunctival Folds

- 2014
 Irving Fatt Memorial Lecture 2014, BCLA

2010 Poster Prize 2010 of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics
Pult H., Murphy P.J., Purslow C. The Impact of Soft Contact Lens Wear on Ocular Signs with Increasing Experience

- 2009 Peter Abel Award, bestowed by the German Contact Lens & Optometry Association (VDCO) 
Pult H., Purslow C., Murphy P.J. The Predictive Ability of Clinical Tests for Dry Eye in Contact Lens Wear

- 2008 Dr Schamberger Award,  bestowed by the VDCO
Michel M, Sickenberger W, Pult H. The Effectiveness of Questionnaires in the Determination of Contact Lens Induced Dry Eye.

- 2007 awarded by the ministry of Baden-Württemberg, Germany for exemplary scientific networking and social commitment

- 1993 awarded by the ministry of Bavaria, Germany for outstanding social engagement in Optometry in Burkina Faso/West Africa