Mirjam van Tilborg completed a Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Applied Science, Utrecht and her Master of Sciences at City University, London. She also has a full education degree. In 2017 she gained her PhD at Cardiff University, Wales. She is a highly experienced optometrist, specialist in the anterior segment and especially in allergies and dry eyes.
She is a researcher at Research Centre Health and Sustainable Life, Research Group Technology for Healthcare innovations, and is Senior Lecturer in the Optometry Department. She also works in her own private practice as a specialist in dry eye disease. She is Fellow of the AAO and EAOO. Her focus in research at this moment is the role of primary health care for better care for patients with dry eye disease.
- January 2014 – present: Researcher of the research group Demand Driven Care
- January 2012 – present: PhD student at Cardiff University, Optometry and Visual Sciences Wales (UK). The research is focused on "Management Pathways in dry eye disease in primary healthcare". Supervisors: first supervisor: Prof. P.J. Murphy, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2nd Promotor: D r. Katharine Evans, School of Optometry and Visual sciences Cardiff University Wales UK
- 2004 – 2009: Master of Science in Optometry and Visual Sciences, City University London (UK