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Co-ordinator of clinical teaching in ophthalmology, Undergraduate Optometry Programme
Vision, Hearing and Language
Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing(CRVH)
1989 Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
2005-current: Silver (Level 10) Clinical Excellence Award
2009-2010: Macular Disease Society – Joint Inaugural Winner best clinical service (BMEC)
Third Year Undergraduate
Hospital Ophthalmology Clinical Teaching
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Module
Aston Ophthalmology Referral Clinic (with Dr. Doina Gherghel)
Retina and Macula Module (With Dr. Hannah Bartlett)
Imaging of the human fundus – collaboration: Dr. Antonio Calcagni, Professor Ela Claridge, Dr.Iain Styles, University of Birmingham.
Age related macular degeneration
Diabetic retinopathy – collaboration Professor Paul Dodson, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust;
Retinal vascular disorders
European Vision Institute Clinical Trials Network -; Collaborator Prof. Jose Cunha Vaz, Coimbra, Portugal.
Enhanced Vision Programme -: Collaboration Professor Yit Yang Wolverhampton, Professor Victor Chong Oxford, Dr.Jennifer Acton ,Columbia University, New York.
1997-2003: Member of Council, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
2001-2002: Director of Research and Development, Heartlands Solihull NHS Trust
2001-2002: Past President Midland Ophthalmological Society
1995-2001: Regional Adviser in Ophthalmology, Royal College Surgeons, Edinburgh.
1993-2009: Examiner in Ophthalmology, Royal College Surgeons, Edinburgh
1991- current: Examiner for Royal College of Ophthalmologists
2003-2006: Chairman Solihull Division, British Medical Association.
2005-2008: College Tutor, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
1997-2004: Overseas examiner, FRCSEd Ophthalmology Saudi Arabia and India and Bahrein.
2010-current: Co- Chair Birmingham and Black Country CLRN Research Network Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Author of 93 research and clinical papers, 1 textbook and 5 book chapters
CLINICAL RETINOPATHIES. Dodson, Gibson, Kritzinger. Chapman & Hall Publishers, London, November 1994
J.M.Gibson; “Ophthalmic treatment of diabetic retinopathy”, in Diabetic Retinopathy, Oxford Diabetes Library, Oxford University Press, 2008
2003-2005: Co grant holder with Professor Ela Claridge, Birmingham University, of EPSRC Grant for £120k to investigate and develop and new means of fundus imaging interpretation.
2003- 2008: Principal Investigator at BMEC, Cohort Study of Verteporfin -PDT laser in AMD. Sponsor ; NHS
2004-2006: Principal Investigator Anecortave Acetate Trial in AMD
2005-2007: Principal Investigator,EXCITE and SECURE studies in AMD , sponsor Novartis
2008 – 2011: Principal Investigator , VIEW 2 Study of VEGF Trap in AMD, Aston University, Sponsor Bayer-Schwering..
2009-2011: Principal Investigator unrestricted educational grant £29,000 “Teleophthalmology Project”; sponsor Novartis.
2008- current: Principal Investigator IVAN Trial at BMEC, sponsor MRC/NHS
2009- 2012: Co- investigator Aston/Birmingham Retinal Imaging Group - Dunhill Charity “multispectral imaging of the fundus” awarded £98,000
2011- current: Principal Investigator RET-2010 trial, at MIDRU HEFT NHS Trust, sponsor EVICR.Net
2011-current: Principal Investigator RELIGHT Study of Lucentis in DMO, at MIDRU, HEFT NHS Trust. Sponsor Novartis
2011-current: Principal Investigator LUMINOUS Study, Sponsor Novartis.
2011-current: Principal Investigator, EuroCondor Study by EVICR.Net, EU FP7 Grant for €330,000.
2011-current: Collaborative study with Belfast – “assessment of preferential hyperacuity perimetry in monitoring of wet AMD Patients.” Unrestricted grant of £6,000 from Novartis.
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