Assessment Panels

All grants will be assessed by our assessment panels, who make their recommendations to the Grants Committee.

The members of each of our assessment panels are listed below

  • Grants Assessment Panel (GAP)

    The Grants Assessment Panel (GAP) members help us in assessing grants and make recommendations to the Grants Committee. Its members are:

    Professor Chris Hammond (Chair)
    Frost Chair of Ophthalmology, King’s College London, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

    Professor Maria Balda
    Professor of Cell Biology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London

    Professor Rupert Bourne
    Consultant Ophthalmic SurgeonVision & Eye Research Unit, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

    Professor Michael Cheetham
    Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London

    Professor David Crabb
    Professor of Statistics and Vision Research, City University London, London

    Professor Chris Dickinson
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester

    Dr Nigel Fullwood
    Senior Lecturer, Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster

    Mr Timothy Jackson
    Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, King’s College Hospital, King’s College London

    Mr Frank Larkin
    Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

    Professor Janet Liversidge
    Emeritus Professor in Immunology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

    Professor Andrew Lotery
    Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Southampton, Southampton

    Professor Paul McGraw
    Allen Standen Chair in Visual Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Nottingham University, Nottingham

    Mr Martin McKibbin
    Consultant Ophthalmologist, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds

    Professor Heping Xu
    Professor of Ocular Immunology, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Small Grants Assessment Panel (SGAP)

    The Small Grants Assessment Panel (SGAP) members help us in assessing Small Grant Awards applications and make recommendations to the Grants Committee. Its members are:

    Miss Denize Atan MB BCh MA MRCP FRCOphth PhD
    University of Bristol

    Mr Alastair Denniston MA MRCP FRCOphth PhD
    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundtation Trust and University of Birmingham

    Dr Pirro Hysi MD PhD
    King's College London

    Dr Hari Jayaram BM BCh MRCOphth PhD FRCSEd
    Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London

    Dr Tiarnan Keenan BM BCh MA MSc MRCOphth
    University of Manchester

    Dr Alex Shortt MB BCh MSc MRCOphth PhD
    Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trsut and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London

    Professor Anita Simmers DBO MPH PhD FSB FRSA
    Glasgow Caledonian University