Philip is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in cataract and retinal surgery. His doctoral thesis studied innovative techniques for retinal transplantation. Philip has a strong background in research, and has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers. He has an interest in partnerships between academia, industry and healthcare and his MBA thesis focussed on healthcare innovation.
Elodie is a research scientist with expertise in human stem cells, completed the integrated PhD programme at the University of Southampton specialising in human stem cells for translational research. Elodie worked in an SME as a chemical analyst and has experience in clinical trials.
Darren completed his PhD titled “Design of polymer systems and surface-active agents for the improvement of cell attachment for treatment of ocular diseases”. Darren is currently the manager in solvent manufacturing having moved from a large scale pharmaceutical manufacturing site, where he was the Technical Process Chemist for the potent drug facility.
Joanna is currently a third year PhD student in developmental Neuroscience at University of Southampton. After her MRes Joanna had a career change and went into corporate banking at Bank of America before deciding to come back to science. Joanna has also worked in research and development at an SME.