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Mr Nick Astbury

FRCS FRCOphth FRCP

Associate Professor
International Centre for Eye Health, LSHTM

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 Hospital, 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 stepped down as Medical Adviser to the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital after a six year term. He has lead the Commonwealth Fellowship Programme for the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium from 2014-2019. 

Other current roles include co-chair of IAPB Europe, chair of the Duke-Elder Fund, member of the RCOphth International Committee and chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET).

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
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
Belize
Botswana
Dominica
Ethiopia
Fiji
United Kingdom
Ghana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
St. Lucia
Madagascar
Mozambique
Malawi
Nigeria
Pakistan
Rwanda
Sudan
Solomon Islands
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

Diabetic retinopathy in Africa.
Bascaran C; Zondervan M; Walker C; Astbury NJ; Foster A
2022
Eye
The role of maternal age & birth order on the development of unilateral and bilateral retinoblastoma: a multicentre study.
Lloyd P; Westcott M; Kaliki S; Ji X; Zou Y; Rashid R; Sultana S; Sherief ST; Cassoux N; Diaz Coronado RY
2022
EYE
Sex, gender, and retinoblastoma: analysis of 4351 patients from 153 countries.
Fabian ID; Khetan V; Stacey AW; Allen Foster; Ademola-Popoola DS; Berry JL; Cassoux N; Chantada GL; Hessissen L; Kaliki S
2021
Eye (London, England)
Lag Time between Onset of First Symptom and Treatment of Retinoblastoma: An International Collaborative Study of 692 Patients from 10 Countries.
Kaliki S; Ji X; Zou Y; Rashid R; Sultana S; Taju Sherief S; Cassoux N; Y Diaz Coronado R; Luis Garcia Leon J; López AMZ
2021
Cancers
The Effects of Breastfeeding on Retinoblastoma Development: Results from an International Multicenter Retinoblastoma Survey
Randhawa JK; Kim ME; Polski A; Reid MW; Mascarenhas K; Brown B; Fabian ID; Kaliki S; Stacey AW; Burner E
2021
Cancers
Incidence of Retinoblastoma Has Increased: Results from 40 European Countries.
Stacey AW; Bowman R; Foster A; Kivelä TT; Munier FL; Cassoux N; Fabian ID; Global Retinoblastoma Study Group
2021
Ophthalmology
Travel burden and clinical presentation of retinoblastoma: analysis of 1024 patients from 43 African countries and 518 patients from 40 European countries.
Fabian ID; Stacey AW; Foster A; Kivelä TT; Munier FL; Keren-Froim N; Gomel N; Cassoux N; Sagoo MS; Reddy MA
2020
The British journal of ophthalmology
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