TU Associates

Learn from the experts

You’ll enjoy unrivalled access to the experience and resources of recognised experts in your field. These experts will help you gain hands-on experience in the newest methods through practical and group sessions. Interactive group discussions with faculty members and your peers will facilitate a shared learning experience.


PauloStangaProfessor Paulo E. Stanga

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon for the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Professor of Ophthalmology and Retinal Regeneration for the University of Manchester

Prof. Stanga specialises in vitreo-retinal disorders that require either medical or surgical treatment, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, retinal vein occlusions, macular hole, retinal detachment and ocular trauma.  More...


 NickRumneyNicholas James Rumney MScOptomFCOptom FAAO FBCLA

Nick works in full-time private practice in Hereford. Until 2004 he was one of the founders of Optometric Educators Ltd. He is an examiner at PQE and Fellowship level for the College of Optometrists. In 2001 he was elected to the General Optical Council. He was re-elected in December 2006 and his appointment to the new Council was confirmed in 2009. More...




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Brian Tompkins BSc Hons FC Optom FBCLA

Brian is an experienced independent practitioner in his unique Victorian house-practice in Northampton UK.  

He lectures internationally on business, dry eye and contact lens topics, all based on real life experience in the consulting room. More...



Ian D Cameron BSc.(Hons) MCOptom FBCLA DipCLP DipTP(IP)

Educated in Edinburgh, Ian Cameron graduated from UMIST with a first class honours degree in Optometry before he went on to undertake his pre-reg year at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. After qualifying, he worked for Eurolens Research, the Royal Eye Hospital  and taught undergraduate refraction at the University of Manchester before returning to Edinburgh to work in private practice. More...



Dr Aleksandra Mankowska BSc (Hons) PhD MCOptom

Alex entered the optometric profession in 2004 after 11 years in the automotive industry.  In 2013 she was awarded a PhD by the University of Bradford for a study of blur adaptation in human vision.  She is a member of the undergraduate clinical teaching staff at Bradford.

Alex combines this role with that of Specialist Optometrist at York Teaching Hospital, where she works in the AMD treatment clinic and is part of the Ophthalmology Research Team, using OCT on a daily basis.  


Sarah Morgan - optometrist and staff development consultant.

Sarah Morgan has worked in a variety of independent and multiple practices, which led to her passion for training. At the University of Manchester she is involved in undergraduate teaching across all three years of the optometry programme and holds the post of Vision Sciences Fellow. More...




Dr Scott Mackie - consultant optometrist

Dr Scott W Mackie is a Consultant Optometrist for the industry, an Independent Prescriber, a council member of the GOC, a College of Optometrists Assessor and a DO. He manages two independent practices in Glasgow and chills out with his family in his cottage on the Isle of Arran.



Morven Campbell

Following many years as a practice based optometrist and contact lens practitioner, Morven Campbell is now a Clinical Services Manager for Black and Lizars, Scotland’s largest independently owned optometrists. This allows her to blend practice work with a varied professional services role. Having had direct access to OCT for nearly a decade it has revolutionised their practice allowing for more accurate and timely diagnosis of many conditions. Morven’s main clinical interests are paediatric optometry, dry eye and contact lenses. She is passionate about patient education and believes the use of all forms of digital imaging aids understanding and ensures patients are knowledgeable about their eyes and therefore more likely to seek help should circumstances change.  


Dr Matt Cufflin

Dr Cufflin graduated with a BSc in Optometry in 2003 and was awarded the College of Optometrists prize for his PQEs in 2004. He returned to the University of Bradford as a clinical demonstrator in 2004 and was awarded a PhD in 2008 investigating the effects of defocus on the accommodation response. Since then he has worked as a post-doctoral research assistant in the Visual Optics lab at the University of Bradford (2008-10), and was appointed as a lecturer in 2011 – teaching Ocular Pharmacology and Visual Impairment modules. Matt has also worked as a Specialist Optometrist in an AMD treatment clinic and completed a postgraduate certificate in Higher Education teaching in 2013.