Career profile: Dr Janet Pooley

31 October 2019
Autumn 2019

The Optometric Adviser to the Scottish Government explains how community practice has informed her career.

WHO?
Dr Janet Pooley

CURRENT JOB?
Optometric Adviser to the Scottish Government

WHERE?
Edinburgh

Why did you want to become an optometrist?

My mum worked in the head office of a large optometric company, which gave me the idea. I was also interested in science at school.

You practised as a community optometrist in primary care for 15 years. What did you enjoy most?

Working with patients. Seeing people over a long period of time and supporting them when things became difficult was rewarding.

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