Qualifications - Prof. Dr. Heiko Pult

- Apprenticeship Optician, Füssen, Germany
- Optometrist at College of Optometry, Munich, Germany [staatl. gepr. Augenoptiker & Augenoptikermeister].
- MSc (Optometry) at PCO Salus University, Philadelphia, USA
- PhD (Vision Sciences) at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
- Master Audiologist [Hörakustik-Meister]

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

2008 - present  Optometrist, General Optical Council, London, UK
1994 - 1998     AO/Optometry, Chamber of Trade, Munich, Germany
1998 - present  AO/Optometry, Chamber of Trade, Mannheim, Germany
2004 - present  Audiology, Chamber of Trade, Mannheim, Germany

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 until 2017 
- Committee member of The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort
- Committee member of The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) International Dry Eye Workshop II
- Expert member of UKFN SIG in Fluid Mechanics of the Eye, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, UK 
- Invited guest lecturer at national and international institutions and universities
- Ophthalmic Certifier

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
- Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
- Journal of Biomedical Optics
- Journal of Ophthalmology
- Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics
- Optometry Reports
- Optometry & Vision Sciences
- The Ocular Surface

- 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: Contact Lens Anterior Eye – Highly Cited Research. Comparison of subjective grading and objective assessment in meibography. One of the 5 most highly cited papers published in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye during 2014 and 2015

- 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