All grant funding decisions made by National Eye Research Centre are based on the recommendations of our independent Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). This panel of experts is comprised of leading and highly respected ophthalmologists who work to strict terms of reference and code of conduct.

The Scientific Advisory Committee currently comprises:

Professor Sobha Sivaprasad DM, FRCOphth, FRCS, University College London and Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (Chair)

Miss Clare Bailey, MD, FRCP, FRCOphth, University of Bristol

Professor Alastair Denniston MA MRCP FRCOphth PhD, University of Birmingham

Professor Chris Inglehearn BSc PhD, University of Leeds

Dr J. Arjuna Ratnayaka, Lecturer in Vision Sciences, University of Southampton

Professor Alan Stitt, Queen's University, Belfast

Professor Marcela Votruba, PhD FRCOphth, University of Cardiff

Dr Anthony Vugler, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Prof Andrew Webster, University College London

The terms of reference for SAC:


The code of conduct for SAC: