Speaker Profiles

Professor Marcela Votruba

Professor Marcela Votruba is Professor of Ophthalmology and an Honorary Consultant in Ophthalmology at Cardiff University and the University Hospital of Wales and Head of the School of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Cardiff University.

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Professor Barbara Krystyna Pierscionek

Barbara Krystyna Pierscionek qualified with clinical and scientific degrees (PhD in protein chemistry and optics) from the University of Melbourne in Australia and obtained an MBA and legal qualifications in the UK including the theoretical degree required for practice as a solicitor in England and Wales as well as a Masters degree in Law (LLM). Her scientific expertise is in the area of eye and vision research.

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Professor Stephen E Moss

Professor Steve Moss holds the Norman Ashton Chair of Biomedical Research at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, where he also founded and was until 2009 the Head of the Division of Cell Biology.

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Dr. Christos Bergeles

Lecturer in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, UCL.

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Professor Julie Daniels

Julie was awarded her first degree in Microbiology and her PhD in tissue engineering from the University of Leeds, UK. She joined the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL in 1996. Julie is Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapy.

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Professor Alan Stitt

Alan Stitt is the McCauley Chair of Experimental Ophthalmology at Queen’s University Belfast and is Director of Centre for Experimental Medicine (CEM) in School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science.

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Professor Andy Harvey

Andy is Professor of Optics at the University of Glasgow.

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Pearse Keane

Pearse is a Consultant Ophthalmologist (Medical Retina) at Moorfields Eye Hospital and a NIHR Clinician Scientist, University College London (UCL).

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Alan J. Stewart

Alan is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews.

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Dr. Fiona Rowe

Dr. Fiona Rowe is a Reader in health services research at the University of Liverpool and NIHR Research Fellow. She is associate-editor-in-chief for the journal Strabismus, associate editor for BMC Ophthalmology, chair of the regional AHP research network, Cochrane Eyes and Vision group editor and a mentor for the National Institute of Health Research clinical academic research scheme.

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