Philip Morgan is Professor of Optometry, Head of Optometry, Deputy Head of the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, and Director of Eurolens Research at The University of Manchester. His research interests relate to the clinical performance of contact lenses. Philip has authored over 200 papers and spoken about his work in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Philip teaches about contact lenses at a undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is the President of the International Society for Contact Lens Research and Vice President of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators. He is an honorary member of the UK Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers, a Fellow of both The American Academy of Optometry and The British Contact Lens Association.
Professor Sunil Shah
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Birmingham and Midland Eye
Professor Sunil Shah qualified from St. Georges Hospital Medical School and completed his post-graduate training in Torquay, Exeter, Manchester and Nottingham. He has been a Consultant at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre since 2000 where he runs a cornea and cataract service.
Professor Shah is a Section Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology and a reviewer for Eye, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Journal of Refractive Surgery.
He is a Professor at Aston University and an honorary Professor at UKM Medical Centre, Malaysia.
Professor Shah also provides specialist advice to NICE and is a representative for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to the British Standards Institute.
He is the Principle Editor and E Tutor for the E-learning course in Refractive surgery for the University of Ulster. He represents the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on its refractive sub-committee and its academic committee and he is a past President of the British Society for Refractive Surgery and is the current President for the British Contact Lens Association.
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Pearse A. Keane, MD, FRCOphth, is a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and an NIHR Clinician Scientist, based at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL). Dr Keane specialises in applied ophthalmic research, with a particular interest in retinal imaging and new technologies.
In April 2015, he was ranked no. 4 on a worldwide ranking of ophthalmologists under 40, published in "the Ophthalmologist” journal (https://theophthalmologist.com/the-power-list-2015/). In 2016, he initiated a formal collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google DeepMind, with the aim of applying machine learning to automated diagnosis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. In August 2018, the first results of this collaboration were published in the journal, Nature Medicine.
Professor Lyndon Jones
Centre for Ocular Research & Education
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. 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 450 refereed and professional papers, one text-book and given over 1000 invited lectures at conferences worldwide, in over 40 countries.
Jonathon is an optometrist, graduating from Cardiff University. He has worked as resident and mobile optometrist in both multiple and independent practices, and been a joint venture partner, before moving into contact lens category management. He also has experience of supporting eye care practitioners in both the UK and Canada to develop and enhance their contact lens business.
Jonathon now works as Head of Professional Affairs for Alcon®, where amongst other things he looks after their in house (Alcon Academy) and in field professional development teams and offering; delivering training, support and education to eye care practitioners throughout the UK and Ireland.
In 2015 Jonathon was elected to serve on BCLA council, and now sits on their Executive Committee, holding the position of President Elect from June 2018, before becoming President in June 2019. Through this and other commitments to the Optometric profession he has also been part of working parties at the General Optical Council (GOC).
College of Optometrists
Colin Davidson is program lead for higher qualifications at the University of Hertfordshire. He also works at Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton in both A&E and uveitis clinics, and in independent practice in Sussex. He is a senior assessor for the College, and an OSCE chief examiner. He is a former member of East Sussex LOC and a current member of the education faculty at the Johnson and Johnson Institute.
He is a trustee of the College of Optometrists and Council member for the south east region. Colin was awarded Diploma in Independent Prescribing Dip TP(IP) in 2011, and Fellowship of the College in 2013.
Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU)
Richard Whittington joined LOCSU as Assistant Director, Commissioning, in June 2016 from the NHS and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in November 2016.
He is an experienced CCG Director and Acute Trust Director with extensive commissioning and service redesign experience. He led the initial commissioning of primary care ophthalmic service across a range of South East London PCTs and CCGs.
Richard has worked in and across all healthcare and care sectors and has a particular expertise in service change, organisational change and commissioning service delivery.
Throughout his career Richard has delivered real service change with measurable patient benefits and as such he has a proven record of delivery across QIPP programmes