Mr Boyce originally trained as an engineer and worked as a research scientist before studying Medicine at Nottingham University Medical School. Mr Boyce completed his ophthalmology training at Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary, Sunderland Eye Infirmary and Manchester Royal Eye. He did fellowships in Oculoplastic & Lacrimal Surgery in University Hospital in Cardiff and Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary. He has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist, with special interest in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery, at Sunderland Eye Infirmary for 20 years.