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Dr Christopher Davey

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Optometry and Vision Science
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 234635


Ophthalmic Public Health. 

Service Evaluation.

Clinical Audit.

Questionnaire Design and Validation.

Rasch Analysis.


Teaching highlights

Bradford Ophthalmic Optics Students Association annual awards:

Lecturer of the Year 2020

Lecturer of the Year 2019 

Best Supervisor 2017

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-13: University of Leeds - Honorary Research Fellow
  • 01-JAN-12: University of Bradford - Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • 01-JAN-10: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Optometrist
  • 01-JAN-11: Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital - Optometrist

  • Higher Education Authority (Advance HE), Fellow
  • College of Optometrists, Member
  • Association of Optometrists, Member

  • Bradford Local Optical Committee,

  • 01-JAN-19: Trustees Recognition Award
  • 01-JAN-20: Lecturer of the year
  • 01-JAN-19: Lecturer of the year
  • 01-JAN-17: Supervisor of the year

  • Admissions Lead: Admissions lead


TitleExploring the effect of optometrist practice type on NHS funded sight test outcome (2020)
AuthorsSwystun A.G.;Davey C.J.
JournalJournal of Optometry
TitleA needs assessment for a minor eye condition service within Leeds, Bradford and Airedale, UK (2019)
AuthorsSwystun, Alexander G.; Davey, Christopher J.
TitleDevelopment and validation of the vision-related dizziness questionnaire (2018)
AuthorsArmstrong, Deborah; Alderson, Alison J.; Davey, Christopher J.; Elliott, David B.
JournalFrontiers in Neurology
TitleGeographical inequalities in uptake of NHS funded eye examinations: Poisson modelling of small-area data for Essex, UK (2018)
AuthorsShickle D.;Farragher T.;Davey C.;Slade S.;Syrett J.
JournalJournal of Public Health (Oxford)
TitleA proposed minimum data set for international primary care optometry: a modified Delphi study (2017)
AuthorsDavey, Christopher J.; Slade, S.V.; Shickle, D.
TitleFactors influencing accuracy of referral and the likelihood of false positive referral by optometrists in Bradford, United Kingdom (2016)
AuthorsDavey, Christopher J.; Scally, Andy J.; Green, Clare; Mitchell, E.S.; Elliott, David B.
JournalJournal of Optometry
TitleCan data in optometric practice be used to provide an evidence base for ophthalmic public health? (2016)
AuthorsSlade, S.V.; Davey, Christopher J.; Shickle, D.
TitleDizziness, but not falls rate, improves after routine cataract surgery: the role of refractive and spectacle changes (2016)
AuthorsSupuk, Elvira; Alderson, Alison J.; Davey, Christopher J.; Green, Clare; Litvin, Norman; Scally, Andy J.; Elliott, David B.
JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
TitleWhy is the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) Contract that underpins primary eye care in the UK contrary to the public health interest? (2015)
AuthorsShickle, D.; Davey, Christopher J.; Slade, S.V.
TitleEyecare for ethnic minority groups in the UK (2015)
AuthorsDavey, Christopher J.; Slade, S.V.; Shickle, D.
TitleAddressing inequalities in eye health with subsidies and increased fees for General Ophthalmic Services in socio-economically deprived communities: a sensitivity analysis (2015)
AuthorsShickle, D.; Todkill, D.; Chisholm, Catharine M.; Rughani, S.; Griffin, M.; Cassels-Brown, A.; May, H.; Slade, S.V.; Davey, Christopher J.
TitleLevels of state and trait anxiety in patients referred to ophthalmology by primary care clinicians: a cross sectional study (2013)
AuthorsDavey, Christopher J.; Harley, C.; Elliott, David B.
TitleAssessment of referrals to the hospital eye service by optometrists and GPs in Bradford and Airedale (2011)
AuthorsDavey C.;Green C.;Elliott D.
JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics