UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Women in Vision UK

The Women in Vision UK (WVUK) network aims to promote connections between women working in all fields related to Vision, to foster collaborations and mentoring, and overall increase our female profile.

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Our network is aimed broadly at all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice, with over 300 members so far. We hope to use the network as a dynamic and lively tool to promote contacts and disseminate information and support tools, particularly for early career researchers. One key early action was the generation of a list of female speakers, which is now available on this website for seminars and conference organisers, as a support to work towards ensuring equal gender representation. We also hope in the future to engage patient advocates, the public and the next generation of vision pioneers.

WVUK members honored at the 2019 Vision UK Awards! Congratulations to Jayshree Vasani, Irene Stratton, Jugnoo Rahi and Lola Solebo! 


Upcoming WVUK Annual Meeting: full program and registration ready!

WVUK 2019: Center For Experimental Medicine, Queens University Belfast, December 13th 2019.

Early Career poster and rapid fire presentation prizes: submit your abstract by November 17th

Click here to register!

WVUK 2020: University of Birmingham, December 11th 2020


Women in Vision UK

Women in Vision UK Events

On December 15th 2017, the WVUK network was officially launched to unite women in vision and eye research. Check out the highlights and all past events

Maryse Bailly and Julie Daniels

Who are the Women in Vision

Find out more about our founding members, volunteers and sponsors, and check out our newly elected committee

2015-UCL  “Inspiring Women in Ophthalmology” keynote Professor Veronica van Heyningen (OBE) enjoying the networking session

Women in Vision Successes

Celebrate with us women's achievements in the field of vision and eye research

Networking around lunch at the Women in Vision UK Inaugural meeting

Find an expert

There is a woman expert for each and everyone of your conference or event needs - we will help you find her/them

Early career speakers Ms Meera Radia (Moorfields Eye Hospital), Dr Vivian Lee (UCL), Professor Sarah Coupland (University of Liverpool, ARVO Vice President), Prof Shahina Pardhan (Anglia Ruskin University) and Michelle Action (CEO Fight for Sight)

Get connected

Our members have links to various societies, charities, journals and grant bodies - find out how they can help

Email forum

If you would like to be signed up to the Women in Vision UK mailing list to receive information and updates, please contact Maryse (m.bailly@ucl.ac.uk).