Professor Lawrenson

John Lawrenson is Professor of Clinical Visual Science and Research Lead for the Applied Vision Research Centre. He has an active research interest in ophthalmic public health, with particular emphasis on sight-threatening eye diseases e.g. diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). His work has received funding from a variety of sources including: the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the International Glaucoma Association and the College of Optometrists (UK).

Professor Lawrenson trained as an optometrist at Aston University and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He completed a PhD in Visual Science at City, University of London, which was followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience at University College London. He also holds a Master’s degree in Evidence-based Health Care from the University of Oxford.

Professor Lawrenson’s contributions have been acknowledged through the award of a Life Fellowship by the College of Optometrists and a number of research prizes including the BCLA Dallos Award and the Arthur Bennett Prize. He edits the eye and orbit sections of Grays Anatomy, is a Co-ordinating Editor for the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group and also serves on the editorial board of several ophthalmic journals.

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