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Media & spokespeople

The media team can provide up-to-date news, information and statistics on eye research and eye conditions, as well as providing comment and expertise on topical issues in eye research.

Contact the team if you would like to arrange interviews with:

  • the Fight for Sight research team
  • researchers or scientists who are leaders in their field, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, inherited eye conditions, and sight loss linked to other conditions (e.g. diabetic retinopathy)
  • people with sight loss and their families who can share their personal experiences. 

In addition we run a Speaker’s Network of leading academics and researchers in eye research. We can provide speakers for events and conferences on request. 

We also coordinate speaking opportunities for the Women in Vision network. We can put you in contact with members of the network who can share their expertise. 

Contact the media team 

Call us on 020 7264 3910 

Or out of hours 07921 828662 

Or email press@fightforsight.org.uk 

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Spokespeople

To request an interview with a Fight for Sight spokesperson, please contact the media team. 

Dr Neil Ebenezer
Director of Research, Policy and Innovation 

Neil has a broad scientific knowledge with a degree in biotechnology from Dublin City University and a PhD from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, working there for over 13 years on the genetics of ocular disease. Since leaving the Institute in 2005, Neil has held various posts within the civil service, including a Department of Health role, where he contributed to blood safety and genetics policy. He was more recently Head of New and Emerging Technologies at the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and comes to Fight for Sight from a post as the Head of Science and Innovation at the Department of Transport. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Dr Rubina Ahmed
Head of Research 

Rubina has a PhD in Immunology and MSc in Management. Rubina has been working in research funding since leaving the lab including with the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK. As Head of Research at Fight for Sight, Rubina is responsible for implementing the research strategy, overseeing the funding schemes offered by the charity, and developing research partnerships with external organisations. She is passionate about engaging patients in research activities and is a keen advocate for dissemination of research to the public and patients.

Fight for Sight Speaker Network 

Our Speaker Network aims to raise awareness of sight loss and inspire all with the innovative and exciting developments in eye research we are helping to fund.

Meet our researchers and find out how to book a speaker.

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