About Us

Over 700,000 people in the UK have glaucoma. Half of them don’t know they have it.  At Glaucoma UK we want to end preventable glaucoma sight loss.

We campaign to raise awareness so glaucoma is detected early and can be treated, we support people to live well with glaucoma and we fund sight saving research

This graphic shows the 'three pillars' of Glaucoma UK's work: Campaigning and Advocacy, Advice and Support, and Research

Who are we?

A woman on the phone to the glaucoma helpline

We’re a membership charity and are passionate about making sure that people living with glaucoma have a say in how and where their care and treatment is delivered. We provide a host of support services to help people at all stages of their glaucoma journey, but we’re also here for the professionals too – providing support and resources and helping them keep in touch with what matters most to people with glaucoma.

You can read more about the breadth of our work and the impact that it has on our Glaucoma UK blog.

You can also read about the people who make Glaucoma UK what it is under ‘Meet the team,’ and if you’d like to join us you can find our latest vacancies here.

And everything you need for a press or media enquiry can be found here.

Meet the team

Glaucoma UK is governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee our strategy, activity and performance, our finances and our polices. We are also supported by a Clinical Advisory Panel of 22 ophthalmology and optometry specialists and people living with glaucoma.

Our Executive Team oversee the day to day running of the charity, supported by a dedicated staff team.

Trustees

Glaucoma UK is governed by a Board of Trustees who oversee our strategy, activity and performance, our finances and our polices. The Board includes some of the UK’s top glaucoma specialists, and half our trustees have first hand experience of living with glaucoma.

Chris Hunton
Trustee
Dr Cecilia Fenerty MD PGCert FRCOphth
Trustee
Dr Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi RN PhD
Trustee
Dr Susan Blakeney PhD FCOptom
Trustee
Julian Exeter MA (Economics) and MSc (Agric. Economics)
Trustee
Mrs Yolanda Laybourne
Trustee
Prabhakar Sundaresan
Honorary Treasurer
Prof Anthony King FRCOphth MD
Glaucoma UK Chair & Glaucoma UK Clinical Advisory Panel
Professor Roshini Sanders FRCS FRCSophth DO
Trustee
Ray Spendiff FCCA
Trustee
Stephen Epstein BSc (Hons) FCOptom
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Teresa Borsuk RIBA
Trustee
Winifred Nolan FRCOphth MD
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel

Members of staff

Our Executive Team oversee the day to day running of the charity, supported by a dedicated staff team.

Joanna Hodgkinson
Head of Support Services
Joanne Creighton
Chief Executive
Kay Cox
Head of Finance
Natallie Hoare
Head of Fundraising
Rachel Nunn
Head of Communications
Tracy Dorman
Head of IT

Clinical Advisory Panel

The charity is supported by a Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) of 21 ophthalmology and optometry specialists and people living with glaucoma. The CAP advises the Board on research strategy and clinical matters, and members play a major role in our research award panels.

Alan Rotchford
Clinical Advisory Panel
Andrew McNaught
Clinical Advisory Panel
Christine Wall
Clinical Advisory Panel
David Lunt
Clinical Advisory Panel
James E Morgan
Clinical Advisory Panel
James Kirwan
Clinical Advisory Panel
Joanna Liput
Clinical Advisory Panel
Jonathan Clarke
Clinical Advisory Panel
Laura Crawley
Clinical Advisory Panel
Leon Au
Clinical Advisory Panel
Nick Strouthidis
Clinical Advisory Panel
Pankaj Agarwal
Clinical Advisory Panel
Prof Anthony King FRCOphth MD
Glaucoma UK Chair & Glaucoma UK Clinical Advisory Panel
Prof Gus Gazzard
Clinical Advisory Panel
Rani Sebastian
Clinical Advisory Panel
Rashmi Mathew
Clinical Advisory Panel
Robert Harper
Clinical Advisory Panel
Shabbir Mohammed
Clinical Advisory Panel
Stephen Epstein BSc (Hons) FCOptom
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Winifred Nolan FRCOphth MD
Trustee & Clinical Advisory Panel
Wojciech Karwatowski
Clinical Advisory Panel
Insight Autumn 2020 Magazine Cover

Insight magazine

Our quarterly membership magazine is full of useful information for people with glaucoma and their loved ones. Glaucoma UK members receive the printed magazine delivered direct to their home. We also make our back issues available as a digital edition.

Learn more about Insight

Annual accounts

Our annual accounts show our activity for previous financial years. Please note Glaucoma UK is the operating name of the International Glaucoma Association.

lady working at a computer

Get in touch

There are lots of ways to get in touch with us.

Find out more
X