Charity trustee, Prof Carrie MacEwen, awarded DBE
17 June 2021
We’re delighted to announce that Prof Carrie MacEwen, Moorfields Eye Charity trustee, has been appointed Dame Commander in the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to ophthalmology and healthcare leadership during the Covid-19 response.
Professor Dame Carrie MacEwen has been a member of the charity’s board of trustees since June 2019.
She is a consultant ophthalmologist at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, and holds an honorary chair as head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Dundee. She is the immediate past 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’.
Congratulations to Dame Carrie MacEwen for being honoured for services to ophthalmology and health care leadership during the Covid response. Moorfields Eye Charity benefits hugely from your wise advice as a trustee.
Robert Dufton, chief executive, Moorfields Eye Charity