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Malcolm Maciver

  • Qualifications: BSc MOptom MCOptom
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4524
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  • Department: School of Health Sciences and Social Work
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I undertook my BSc in applied mathematics at the University of St Andrews, graduating in 2009. My particular interest was in the field of magnetohydrodynamics. I graduated from Aston University with a Master of Optometry degree, gaining First Class Honours also winning the prize for best performance in clinical practice. I undertook the College of Optometrists Pre-Registration program in independent practice in Hampshire, completing the final assessment on first attempt. 

Currently I work principally in the academic field, though I do some work in clinical practice. My areas of interest include Ocular Surface Disease and specialist treatment of blepharitis. I have also been involved in glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring clinics as well as having completed WOPEC’s PEARS acute emergency eye care program.

Teaching Responsibilities

U24736: Foundations of Optical Science (Module Coordinator)
U24733: Dispensing and Ophthalmic Lenses
U24765: Clinical Optometry Skills 1


Ocular Surface Disease
Papers pending Publication:

  • Maciver M, What’s new in the Treatment of Dry Eye and Blepharitis, Optician, Feb 2016
  • Maciver M, Matheson A, How to Manage Contact Lens Dry Eye, Dispensing Optics, Feb 2016

Medical Retina
Binocular & Developmental Vision


Research profile

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