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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