GOC appoints interim director of education

Dr Subo Shanmuganathan joins the optical regulator


The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Dr Subo Shanmuganathan as its interim director of education.

Dr Shanmuganathan will contribute to the Education Strategic Review and Continuing Education and Training Review over the course of the nine-month role at the GOC.

She highlighted that both projects are “vital as the GOC makes sure the optical workforce is fit for the future in a fast-changing landscape.”

Dr Shanmuganathan elaborated: “I look forward to working with the GOC’s staff, council and stakeholders to make both projects a success and ensure that the education of optometrists and dispensing opticians keeps patients safe as new technology develops and practitioners’ scopes of practice change.”

Dr Shanmuganathan’s previous roles include director of education, policy and research at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and director of skills development at Relate UK.