Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond


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    Research interests

    My interests are in the genetic epidemiology of common eye diseases such as myopia, cataract and glaucoma, using twin studies to model the heritability of these traits and modern high-throughput genotyping technology such as genome-wide association scans which we have on over 5000 twin subjects in the Department of Twin Research.  I am also a Clinical Consultant Ophthalmologist based at St Thomas' Hospital, London, specialising in the management of strabismus (squint) in adults and in children, including squint surgery and botulinum toxin injections.


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    Biographical details

    • Frost Chair of Ophthalmology, King’s College London (St Thomas’ Hospital, London), 2011-present
    • NIHR Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London (Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, St Thomas’ Hospital, London), 2008-13
    • Consultant Ophthalmologist, West Kent Eye Centre, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, 2000-11
    • Fellow, Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, 1999-2000
    • Wellcome Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology & St Thomas’ Hospital, London, 1997-99
    • Senior Registrar in Ophthalmology, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, 1995-97
    • Registrar in Ophthalmology, Western Eye Hospital, London, 1994-95
    • SHO in Ophthalmology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, 1993-94
    • SHO in Ophthalmology, Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, 1991-93
    • SHO in General Medicine, North Staffs Medical Rotation, Stoke-on-Trent, 1989-91
    • House Surgeon, Stoke-on-Trent, 1989
    • House Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, 1988-89

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Medicine, University of London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Oxford

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1988

    Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1988

    Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1985


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