Prof Leon Davies

Leon Davies

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Research interests

  • Presbyopia
  • Ocular accommodation
  • Intraocular lens (IOL) technology
  • Ocular biometry
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation
  • Myopia
  • Visual function following stroke

Teaching Activity

  • Head of Optometry
  • Module leader: Accommodation and Presbyopia (DOptom/ DOphSc; OP4AAP)
  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc Optometry; OP3ES1)
  • Supervisor: Further Investigative Techniques (BSc Optometry; OP2FIT)
  • Supervisor: Primary Ophthalmic Examination (BSc Optometry; OP2POE)
  • Module leader: Basic Investigative Techniques (BSc Optometry; OP1BIT)

Employment

  • 2017 to date: Professor of Optometry & Physiological Optics
  • 2013-2017: Reader in Optometry & Physiological Optics, Aston University
  • 2009-2013: Senior Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2007-2010: Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Bradford School of Optometry, University of  Bradford
  • 2007-2008: Clinical Editor, Optometry Today
  • 2006-2007: Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital NHS Trust
  • 2005-2009: Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University 

Qualifications

  • 2015: SFHEA, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2012: FCOptom, Fellowship of the College of Optometrists
  • 2008: FHEA, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2008: PGCertHE, Aston University
  • 2005: FAAO, Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry
  • 2004: PhD in Ophthalmic Optics, Aston University
  • 2001: MCOptom, Membership of the College of Optometrists
  • 2001: General Optical Council registration
  • 2000: BSc (Hons) Optometry with First Class Honours, Aston University

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Life & Health Sciences

Organisational unit: School

  1. Pharmacological and physiological manipulation of ocular accommodation

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

  2. Tonometry and biomechanics of the cornea in contact lens wear

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate

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  1. Optometry in Practice (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  2. Optometry Today (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  3. Optometry Today (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

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