Grant Assessment Panel (GAP)

All grants will be assessed by our Grant Assessment Panel, who make recommendations to the Research, Policy and Innovation Committee.

The members of each of our assessment panels are listed below

  • Core

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

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

    Professor Alan Stitt (Vice Chair)
    Dean of Innovation and Impact, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queens University Belfast

    Professor Alastair Denniston (Vice Chair)
    Consultant Ophthalmologist, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, Birmingham University, Birmingham

    Professor Lynda Erskine
    Chair in Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Aberdeen University, Scotland

    Professor Jeremy Guggenheim
    Director of Research, School of Optometry and Vision, Cardiff University, Cardiff

    Professor Alison Hardcastle
    Professor of Molecular Genetics, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London

    Professor Chris Inglehearn
    Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology and Neuroscience, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Leeds University, Leeds

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

    Professor Rachael Pearson
    Professor of Developmental Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London

    Professor  David Steel
    Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle

    Professor Jessica Teeling
    Professor of Experimental Neuroimmunology, Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton

    Professor Colin Willoughby
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Ulster University, Northern Ireland

     

  • College of Experts

    The College of Experts help assess applications and make recommendations to the Research, Policy and Innovation Committee. Its members are:

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

    Dr Katie Bentley
    Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute, London

    Dr Anil Anthony Bharath
    Reader in Image Analysis, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College, London

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

    Professor Che Connon
    Professor of Tissue Engineering, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle

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

    Professor Ted Garway-Heath
    Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

    Professor David Keegan
    Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon and Head of Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Ireland

    Professor Majlinda Lako
    Professor of Stem Cell Science, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle

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

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

    Dr Patrick Yu-Wai Man
    Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

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

    Professor Barbara Pierscionek
    School Associate Dean for Research, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

    Professor Stuart Peirson
    Associate Professor, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford, Oxford

    Dr Tony Redmond
    Senior Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision, Cardiff University, Cardiff

    Miss Cathy Williams
    Reader in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, University of Bristol, Bristol

    Professor Rachel Williams
    Professor of Ophthalmic Bioengineering, Eye and Vision Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool

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

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