Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Epidemiologist Professor Jugnoo Rahi appointed NIHR Senior Investigator

Professor Jugnoo Rahi has been appointed as National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator in the eleventh annual competition.

Jugnoo is Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and is supported by both the NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the NIHR Moorfields BRC. She is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

NIHR Senior Investigators include some of the country’s foremost researchers who make a major contribution to clinical and applied health and social care research. Jugnoo is the first Paediatric Ophthalmologist to be honoured with an NIHR Senior Investigator award. 

Her research focusses on understanding eye conditions that affect children or start in in childhood in order to improve prevention, treatment or rehabilitation and thus minimise risk of blindness. As well as playing a key role as advisor to the Public Health England’s National Screening Committee recent major review of universal vision screening for children, Jugnoo is leading the British Childhood Visual Impairment and Blindness Study 2, which will provide crucial information about childhood visual disability that will inform public health and clinical policies and services.

Commenting on her recent appointment Jugnoo Rahi, “I’m delighted to have been honoured with a prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator award, which puts a spotlight on my clinical sub-specialty of Paediatric Ophthalmology and my academic discipline of Ophthalmic Epidemiology. The support will enable more research into childhood eye conditions which will in turn influence visual health policy and NHS ophthalmology services”. 

Professor Rahi is one of 34 researchers appointed as part of the 2018 competition and joins eight other GOSH and ICH researchers as part of the NIHR Senior Investigator faculty.

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