Our Medical Advisory Board

Our Medical Advisory Board (MAB) advises our Board of Trustees in order that they can approve grants for research projects. They also monitor project outcomes and provide the organisation with expert guidance as required.

We are fortunate to have secured the commitment of such an eminent group.

Current members are:

Prof Susan Downes (Chair)
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford

Prof Mike Cheetham (Vice Chair)
Professor of Molecular Cell Biology. Head of Division of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Institute of Ophthalmology

Dr Breandán Kennedy
Senior Lecturer at School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, University College Dublin
Dr Breandán Kennedy, Senior Lecturer at School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, University College Dublin

Prof Sobha Sivaprasad
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Mr Jay Self BM, FRCOphth, PhD
FRCOphth, PhD, Associate Professor and Consultant Ophthalmologist, University of Southampton

Professor Marcela Votruba
Head of School, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

Dr Carmel Toomes
Associate Professor, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds

Professor Jane Farrar
Professor of Genetics, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin

The MAB also has access to the expertise of an outstanding group of peers who have offered to advise as required.