Professor Simon Harding
Chair Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Liverpool
Simon Harding has led the development of the early detection and medical management of retinal diseases locally, nationally, and internationally, particularly in relation to diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. He has current research programmes in diabetic eye disease (screening, early detection, treatment, imaging, large data, risk factors/biomarkers), retinal structure and function and cerebral malaria. He has written or contributed to 180 peer-reviewed publications and is leading/collaborating in grants totalling over £29 million.
As Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology, he is leading a major expansion of translational eye research and training within Liverpool linking scientists and clinicians within the University and NHS, and nationally and internationally. He has recently completed a term as Clinical Director of RD&I at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust and is Past President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Eye Complications Group (EASDec).