Prof Carrie MacEwan appointed as a trustee

Professor Caroline MacEwen (Carrie), one of the keynote speakers at the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH) annual meeting taking place in London from 5-8 June is appointed as a new trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity.

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).

This week she is 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:
“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.  Attracting someone of Carrie’s calibre reflects the ambitious goals we have set as a charity, as we work with our partners on the creation of a new integrated eye health facility in King’s Cross and make further investments in life-changing breakthroughs in eye health.”

This week, as a lead speaker at the WAEH annual meeting she will looking at themes such as: eye care & digital revolution, the patient voice, different models of eye care, and how to improve safety and quality in eye hospitals worldwide?

Find out about other Moorfields Eye Charity trustees.