new trustee Carrie MacEwen speaking at an event

We’re delighted to announce that Prof Carrie MacEwen has been newly appointed to the Moorfields Eye Charity board of trustees.

Carrie MacEwan is a consultant ophthalmologist at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. She holds an Honorary Chair as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Dundee and is Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. 

She was also named on The Ophthalmologist 2019 Power List (of the most influential 100 people in ophthalmology).

In 2019. she was the opening keynote speaker at the WAEH’s 13th annual meeting with eye experts travelling to Moorfields Eye Hospital from around the world.

Carrie’s links with the hospital go back to her early training when she did a fellowship in ocular motility. She has been a member of Moorfields Eye Charity’s Scientific Advisory Panel since 2018.

She has advisory and other roles including Opthamology Adviser to the Scottish Government and is the National GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) Lead for Ophthalmology in England. With a background in eye injuries and sports medicine, Carrie was instrumental in the establishment of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, acting as first chair of the examination committee.

She has published more than 150 papers and written and contributed to textbooks for both undergraduate students and qualified doctors. She is also an Associate Editor of the Scientific Journal Eye’.

Mervyn Walker, chair of Moorfields Eye Charity said, Attracting someone of Carrie’s calibre reflects the ambitious goals we have set as a charity.

I’m delighted to welcome Carrie to our board of trustees. Her extensive knowledge and experience of ophthalmology will be invaluable to us as we support Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to be world leaders in eye care, research and education.