School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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David Webley

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MCOptom
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: St Michael's Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: N/A
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  • Department: School of Health Sciences and Social Work
  • Faculty: Science


I graduated from Aston University in 2002, and completed Pre-Registration year in 2003. I currently work as a Senior Lecturer for the University of Portsmouth 1 day per week, in practice as an Optometrist 1 day per week, Assessing of the Scheme for Registration for the College of Optometrists 1 day per week, and as the Optometry Development Manager for Vision Express on a national level 2 days per week (running their training programme for the Scheme for Registration and Newly Qualified Optometrists).

My roles focus heavily on keeping the standard of practice in our profession at a high level, and it is this which drives me to fully develop the clinical skills, communication skills and knowledge of our undergraduates.

I am a member of the General Optical Council and the College of Optometrists.

Teaching Responsibilities

Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials and Workshops.

I teach on the following units:

  • Dispensing and Ophthalmic lenses- Unit Co-ordinator
  • Clinical Optometry skills 1
  • Foundations of Optical Science
  • Contact Lenses
  • Clinical Skills 2
  • Ocular Anatomy & Applied Physiology


Accuracy and Effectiveness of Referrals from Primary Care.