I was appointed as a Paediatric Ophthalmology consultant at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2007, following fellowship training. I lead the clinical and surgical management of a wide range of children’s eyes conditions, including childhood strabismus (surgical and botulinum toxin treatment), amblyopia, paediatric cataract (including surgical treatment), paediatric uveitis and genetic eye conditions.
I lead regular multidisciplinary subspeciality clinics in paediatric uveitis, paediatric cataract and ophthalmic genetics, and have particular interest in neuro-metabolic conditions. I take part in the regional retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment service.
In addition to her clinical expertise, I am actively involved in paediatric ophthalmology research, and have co-authored 3 book chapters and more than 60 publications together with receiving several research grants. I regularly speak at national and international conferences, and have co-chaired workshops and study days on paediatric ophthalmology topics in both the US and UK.
I have a major role in teaching and training at MREH and regionally; I am Training Program Director for Ophthalmology in the North West region, and have been College Tutor and Education lead for MREH. I am chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologist Equivalence of Training Committee, and am Guardian of Safe Working for Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. I am clinical and educational supervisor to ophthalmology trainees at MREH, and lead the Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship program at MREH which attracts national and international candidates. I am an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
I co-chair the Paediatric Ophthalmology working group for the European Reference Network for rare Eye Diseases (EYE-ERN).