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About Us

The Ulverscroft Vision Research Group aims to

  • undertake research that benefits children with conditions affecting their vision/eyes and their families
  • train the leaders of the future in paediatric ophthalmology and visual sciences
  • provide national leadership and foster collaboration in academic paediatric ophthalmology and visual sciences

We are building capacity nationally by investing in training and research infrastructure and by establishing and supporting multi-centre collaborations.

Through our own programme of three year clinical research training fellowships (CRTFs) within UCL, we provide high quality research training to junior doctors who are selected, in anticipation that they will be future leaders in the field, to undertake a period of research that leads to a PhD and that provides them with an excellent academic training. We are particularly pleased that in 2011/12 we have launched jointly with the Medical Research Council, the first clinical research training fellowship in the UK specifically for paediatric ophthalmology/visual sciences, to be awarded competitively in an open national competition.

Through our investment in the creation of core academic posts, we aim to launch, develop or consolidate scientific areas that are strategically important to NHS clinical care and service provision.

Through all our activities, which include national advisory/consultancy roles and a cross-disciplinary research seminar series, we aim to shape and support collaborations between clinicians and scientists nationally.

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