Professor Christine Purslow started her career in hospital optometry, after which a variety of clinical roles followed including private practice, part-time teaching, and specialist contact lens practice. Chris was awarded her PhD from Aston University in 2005 (on Ocular Thermography), and went on to become a Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Taught Courses within WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre), based at Cardiff University, as well as Director of the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Research Unit (CLAER). Her most recent academic post was Professor and Head of Optometry at Plymouth University. In 2013, she was appointed to her current role as Head of Medical Affairs for Thea Pharmaceuticals (UK & Ireland), alongside research at Cardiff University, and visiting Professor at Plymouth, Cardiff and Aston. Chris has authored numerous scientific papers and professional articles, and presents regularly to both national and international audiences, generally on dry eye, tear film, ocular surface and contact lenses.