Grant completed his PhD is 2018 and is now a lecturer teaching across the postgraduate MSc Clinical Optometry programme.
After passing the College of Optometrists professional qualifying examination Grant practiced as an optometrist in North West England and South Wales. In 2018 he was awarded a PhD at Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences. During his PhD Grant taught undergraduate students across all 3 years of the Cardiff University BSc Optometry programme. He also holds postgraduate certificates in glaucoma, low vision, medical retina and coaching/mentoring.
Grant's present role as a lecturer involves teaching across the postgraduate MSc Clinical Optometry programme. He is the module lead for the Primary Eye Care Update: Theory (OPT018), Research and Study Skills II (OPT028) and part-time MSc Masters Project (OPT060) modules. He is also a tutor for the Study and Research Skills (OPT008), Glaucoma 1 (OPT010) and Primary Eye Care Update: Practical (OPT019) modules. In addition, he is an assessor for the Low Vision: Practical (OPT002) module, on the interview panel for the full-time MSc Clinical Optometry programme and an assessor for the Eye Health Examination Wales (EHEW) service.
Outside the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Grant is a College of Optometrists councillor for Wales, vice-chair of the South East Wales Regional Optical Committee (SEWROC) and still works as an optometrist in Chepstow, where he is a pre-registration supervisor.