Anthony Blackman – Principal Lecturer and Director of Training
BSc(Hons) FBDO CL (Hons)SLD SMC(Tech) CertAcc(Open) MRSPH MRSB FInstCPD PGDip
Anthony is a qualified Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician who has worked for D&A, Boots and Independent practices across the South East. Before joining Insight Optical Training, he was Senior Lecturer in Vision Science and Professional Lead for Ophthalmic Dispensing at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has been an examiner for ABDO and the WCSM, as well as being a past Principal Examiner for Optical manufacturing for the WCSM.
He has published a number of CET articles and also sat on several committees for ABDO & the WCSM; including 3.5 years as a Director of ABDO. Currently he is a Board Trustee for the British Council for Prevention on Blindness and a Trustee Director for Emmaus (Medway); as well as being a Liveryman of the WCSM.
His responsibilities at Insight Optical Training are to oversee the production of the course materials, liaising with a team of course writers and tutors. He can also be found delivering some of our workshops and is in charge of our CET provision.
You can email his at Ant.Blackman@insight-optical.co.uk
Chris Maughan – Director of Operations
Chris is a professional administrator who served in the Royal Air Force for 24 years in a Personnel and Administration role before leaving in 2012.
On leaving the military, Chris worked for the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers initially as the examinations administrator, preparing and organising the Awarding Body’s examinations twice a year. Chris was responsible for the introduction of the online learning platform (Moodle) for the WCSM Education Trust.
He was a member of the Qualifications Committee responsible for the Qualifications offered by the WCSM and annual audits by the National Regulators, Qfqual and SQA.
He is responsible for the administration and operations of Insight Optical Training. He deals with enquiries from potential learners and from those enrolling on our courses and ensuring our IT and systems are working.
You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org