Appointments to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following as members of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU). These appointments are for the term from 8th February 2018 to 10th February 2019.

Mr Owen Blee is a Dispensing and Contact Lens Practitioner with qualifications in accounting and finance, with twenty years’ experience in supply chain and service delivery optics.

From 2000 to 2005, he was an Executive member of COSI (Confederation of Optical Suppliers Ireland), and since 2005 has been a practice based Dispensing Optician/Director at two south Dublin optical practices. Since 2012 to present, he has served as an Executive Member for FODO (Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians). Owen Blee’s interests include promotion of eye health awareness to the public through national campaigns, dispensing, contact lenses, CPD and the education and training of Dispensing Opticians.

Mr Peter Davison is an Optometry Lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Peter Davison’s knowledge, skills and experiences to-date includes serving as a member of CORU’s Registration and Education Committees; being appointed as an elected member to the Opticians Board and being an observer to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (representing optometrists on the Opticians Board). He is a former Head of Department of Optometry, Dublin Institute of Technology. Peter Davison is a former practising optometrist, and a former Fellow of the College of Optometrists (UK); Member (and former Council Member) Association of Optometrists Ireland.  He also formerly lectured in Optometry at Singapore Polytechnic.