UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Women in Vision UK

The Women in Vision UK (WVUK) network was set up late 2017 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 200 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 our next generation of vision pioneers.

-- News flash - ARVO Update --

number of WVUK members are travelling to Hawaii for our annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meetingARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organisation in the world with nearly 12,000 researchers from over 75 countries.

WVUK are involved in two events at ARVO this year. Members will join Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) for their annual luncheon on Tue 1st May 1.30 - 3 pm  at the Ala Moana hotel in Honolulu.  The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology are very kindly hosting a WVUK table. We will hear from the ARVO Immediate Past President Emily Chew on "The importance of replication in science: A story of ethics, collaboration and relationships."

Members are also invited to an informal meeting with drinks on the beach at the Beach Bar in the Moana Surfrider Hotel between 5-6.30 pm on Wed 2nd May (http://www.moana-surfrider.com/beachbar). Please do join us if you are free and bring your family.


Women in Vision UK Inaugural Meeting

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

Who are the Women in Vision

Find out more about our founding members, volunteers and our supporters

Women in Vision Successes

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

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

Societies and charities

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

Email forum

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