Clare Gilbert is a leading figure in the prevention of childhood blindness, running large-scale projects all around the world. She is a Professor of International Eye Health in the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has 10 years of experience working as a clinical Ophthalmologist, holding an MD in Surgical Retina. Prior, she completed the MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Currently, Gilbert is also a research advisor for the Eye Health Sightsavers UK, as well as a Scientific Program Advisor under the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
“Having a shared goal is vitally important to good team working.” – Clare Gilbert
The focus of Gilbert’s research is on blindness and the eye diseases of children in low and middle income countries. Since 2006, she has been a member of the ICEH’s Ethics Committee where she also co-directs the eye group.