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Mr Nick Astbury

FRCS FRCOphth FRCP

Associate Professor
Sir Lecturer VISION 2020 LINKS Programme, Lead Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium Clinical Fellowship Programme

Room
ICEH

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
01508550377

Nick trained in ophthalmology at Moorfields and worked for 6 months in Botswana before his appointment in 1983 as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich, specialising in paediatric ophthalmology until 2013 when he retired from clinical practice.

Nick was elected president of the Royal College of Ophrthalmologists from 2003-6 having served as vice president and chair of professional standards.

Nick has worked at ICEH since 2006, particularly involved with the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme and the Journal of Community Eye Health. He has initiated LINKS between Sudan and Norwich and the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa with the RCOphth.

Nick was chair of VISION 2020 UK until 2014 and is on the board of the Impact Foundation. He has recently stepped down as Medical Adviser to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital after a six year term.

Other current roles include co-chair of IAPB Europe, chair of the Duke-Elder Fund, trustee of the Keeler Scholarship Trust and member of the RCOphth International Committee. 

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research

Teaching

Teaching commitments on the VISION 2020 and ophthalmology short courses.

Research

Research Area
Clinical care
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Primary care
Public health
Global Health
Smoking
Discipline
Epidemiology
Opthalmology
Disease and Health Conditions
Trachoma
Blindness
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Bangladesh
Botswana
United Kingdom
India
Madagascar
Malawi
Nigeria
Pakistan
Rwanda
Sudan
South Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

'Smoke gets in your eyes': a research-informed professional education and advocacy programme
Thornton, J.; Edwards, R.; Harrison, R.A.; Elton, P.; Astbury, N.; Kelly, S.P.
2007
J Public Health (Oxf)
Patient safety in cataract surgery
Kelly, S.P.; Astbury, N.J.
2006
Eye
How to avoid mistakes in biometry
Astbury, N.; Ramamurthy, B.
2006
Community Eye Health
Alternative eye care
Astbury, N.
2001
British Journal of Ophthalmology
See all Mr Nick Astbury's Publications