Wales Council members

There are two Councillors representing College members in Wales. They help set and deliver the College's strategic and business plans. They also act as ambassadors for their region, sharing news, views and information between the College and their constituents. 

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Clare Pearce MCOptom
Council Member - Wales

Clare Pearce has worked in optics since beginning her degree in 2001 at Cardiff University. She then began her career in Bridgend Specsavers where she supervised a pre-reg student and became part of the clinical management team. In 2012 she set up an independent practice within a medical centre in Cardiff and feels passionate about building and maintaining good relationships with other professionals within primary care. Clare is learning British Sign Language in order to improve communication with her Deaf patients and fulfil her aim of making optometry accessible to all.

E: clare.pearce@college-optometrists.org 

Dr David Grant Robinson PhD BSc (Hons) MCOptom FHEA Prof Cert Glauc Prof Cert LV Prof Cert Med Ret
Council Member - Wales

Grant is a teacher at the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC) based at Cardiff University. He qualified from Cardiff University in 2008 and remained in Wales to complete his pre-registration year. Since passing his professional qualifying exam in 2009 he has worked as an optometrist across a range of practices in North West England and South Wales. In 2018 he was awarded a PhD at Cardiff University for his research into the pathogenesis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration. In addition to his work for WOPEC Grant continues to practice as a locum optometrist and is an assessor for the Wales Eye Care Service. He was elected College Council member in March 2020.

E: grant.robinson@college-optometrists.org 

 

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