Dr Penelope Stanford is Chair of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Ophthalmic forum and is employed as Senior Lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Manchester.
Penelope has been an ophthalmic nurse for many years having gained the Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. She has pursued further academic study in ophthalmic nursing, her PhD for example explored postoperative pain following ophthalmic surgery.
She is the Unit Lead for the Undergraduate and Master’s level ophthalmic courses at the University of Manchester and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Penelope is also a board member of the UK Ophthalmic Alliance (UKOA) and has also contributed to several ophthalmic national initiatives on behalf of the RCN.
Penelope is passionate about ophthalmic education, ophthalmic nursing and supporting the ophthalmic patient experience