Professor Francesca Cordeiro is a clinician scientist with a specialist interest in the field of glaucoma and neurodegeneration.
She currently heads the "Glaucoma and Retinal Neurodegeneration Research Group" at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London and is an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Western Eye Hospital, St Mary's NHS Trust in London.
She qualified in medicine from St Bartholomew’s Hospital University of London in 1987 and completed training in general and surgical ophthalmology at Moorfield’s Eye & St Thomas’ Hospitals in London in 2003.
Her research is focussed on the molecular mechanisms involved in either the treatment or pathogenesis of glaucoma and retinal neurodegenerative diseases. She has investigated novel and translational approaches to these problems, and has received a number of awards for her work including the 2005 Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize from the New York Academy of Medicine, the 2000 International Glaucoma Review Award, and the 1998 Moorfields Research Gold Medal.