Professor Augusto Azuara-Blanco
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Queen's University Belfast
Professor Augusto Azuara-Blanco is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and his work is mainly dedicated to people with glaucoma. With an academic career at the Centre of Public Health (Health Services Research Group) his work caters to investigating the effectiveness, safety and efficiency of new technologies for eye diseases (e.g., treatments, diagnostic tests, models of eye care). He has expertise in primary and secondary research methodology.He is the Chief Investigator of several publicly funded trials, including EAGLE, GATE, CHAMP, GRIP and ACE. He is the co-Chief Investigator of an ongoing trial on the In-home Tracking of glaucoma (i-TRAC) study. He is a member of the research team and co-applicant of several publicly funded multicentre trials. Overall, he has received as CI or co-applicant over £15m of research funds from MRC, NIHR-EME, NIHR-HTA, Horizon 2020, and Wellcome Trust.Augusto has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, over 20 book chapters, and edited three books. His work has been cited over 8000 times and his current Scopus h-index is 45. Augusto is theCchair of the Scientific Committee of the European Glaucoma Society and a member of the Executive Management Committee of Evidence Synthesis Ireland. He chairs the UK NIHR CRN Clinical Study Group for glaucoma (from 2020) and is a Member of the NIHR-HTA prioritisation committee (from 2019). He was the Lead Editor of the European Glaucoma Society Guidelines (5th edition, 2020) and is the member of the Executive Commitee of the European Glaucoma Society (2016-2020). As Special Honours, he won the American Academy of Ophthalmology achievement award (2008), King James IV Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2020) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Secretariat Award (2020).