Charity seeks glaucoma researcher

Glaucoma UK has created a three-year post-doctoral research post to mark its golden jubilee. 

The charity hopes the successful applicant will go on to play a pivotal role in transforming diagnosis or treatment. The Pitts Crick Career Development Fellowship is designed for an early-career academic with a track record of delivering research projects with impact.

Glaucoma UK’s chief executive, Joanne Creighton, said: “Eye research is unfortunately underfunded compared with other areas of health and only 1.3% of health research in the UK is invested specifically in eye health. 

“That is why it is an incredible opportunity for our charity to be able to support an early-career researcher to build on the legacy of [Glaucoma UK founder] Ronald Pitts Crick, and other researchers to improve glaucoma care. 

“We are excited to find the right candidate for this project; an individual who will become a leader in the field of glaucoma research and a passionate advocate for the charity’s mission.” 

Professor Ted Garway-Heath of University College London said, “I am delighted to support Glaucoma UK’s efforts in launching this career development fellowship. It has been a rewarding experience for me to be able to work closely with the charity over many years. Research plays a significant role in glaucoma care and I am proud of Glaucoma UK’s investment in this important work. 

“As the Glaucoma UK Professor, I am committed to promoting the charity’s mission and I also look forward to supporting the recipient of this fellowship in their journey to transform glaucoma care through research.”

  • Visit to learn more. Applications are open now. The outline proposal deadline is 5pm, 31 May. The full application deadline is 5pm, 22 September.