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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.
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
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.
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