Prof Clare Gilbert

Prof of International Eye Health

United Kingdom

Clare Gilbert worked as a clinical ophthalmologist in the UK for 10 years before working on international eye health. She joined LSHTM in 2002 where her work focuses on eye diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

Clare has several awards for her work including from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Council of Ophthalmology and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. She was in the 2021 Power List of the Top 100 Women in Ophthalmology


Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


Clare teaches on the ocular infections and eye conditions in children module on the Public Health for Eye Care MSc. She also teaches on the DTMH. She has contributed to several massive online open access causes, including one on retinopathy of prematurity.


Clare works is in low and middle-income countries, focussing on
blinding eye conditions in children
primary eye care
glaucoma in Africa

Research Area
Eye Health
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye health

Selected Publications

Universal newborn eye screening: a systematic review of the literature and review of international guidelines.
MALIK, AN; EVANS, JR; Gupta, S; Mariotti, S; GORDON, I; Bowman, R; GILBERT, C;
Journal of global health
Human resource and governance challenges in the delivery of primary eye care: a mixed methods feasibility study in Nigeria.
Aghaji, A; BURCHETT, HE D; Oguego, N; HAMEED, S; GILBERT, C;
BMC Health Serv Res
Strengthening retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment services in Nigeria: a case study of activities, challenges and outcomes 2017-2020.
Ademola-Popoola, DS; Fajolu, IB; GILBERT, C; Olusanya, BA; Onakpoya, OH; Ezisi, CN; Musa, KO; Chan, RV P; Okeigbemen, VW; Muhammad, RC; MALIK, AN J; Adio, AO; Bodunde, OT; Rafindadi, AL; Oluleye, TS; Tongo, OO; Badmus, SA; Adebara, OV; Padhi, TR; Ezenwa, BN; Obajolowo, TS; Olokoba, LB; Olatunji, VA; Babalola, YO; Ugalahi, MO; ... Abdullahi, HS.
BMJ open ophthalmology
Technical capacities needed to implement the WHO's primary eye care package for Africa: results of a Delphi process.
Aghaji, A; BURCHETT, HE D; Mathenge, W; Faal, HB; Umeh, R; Ezepue, F; Isiyaku, S; KYARI, F; Wiafe, B; FOSTER, A; GILBERT, CE;
BMJ open
The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: vision beyond 2020.
BURTON, MJ; RAMKE, J; MARQUES, AP; Bourne, RR A; Congdon, N; Jones, I; Ah Tong, BA M; Arunga, S; Bachani, D; BASCARAN, C; BASTAWROUS, A; Blanchet, K; Braithwaite, T; BUCHAN, JC; CAIRNS, J; Cama, A; Chagunda, M; Chuluunkhuu, C; Cooper, A; Crofts-Lawrence, J; DEAN, WH; Denniston, AK; Ehrlich, JR; Emerson, PM; EVANS, JR; ... Faal, HB.
The Lancet Global Health
Effectiveness of a novel mobile health (Peek) and education intervention on spectacle wear amongst children in India: Results from a randomized superiority trial in India.
MORJARIA, P; BASTAWROUS, A; MURTHY, GV S; EVANS, J; Sagar, MJ; Pallepogula, DR; Viswanath, K; GILBERT, C;
Integrating eye health training into the primary child healthcare programme in Tanzania: a pre-training and post-training study.
BMJ paediatrics open
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