Robert Scott

Robert Scott


Professor Robert Scott is a consultant ophthalmologist who qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1987 and specialised in ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He served for 26 years in the Royal Air Force and as the lead military consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham. During this time, he has served as the Royal Air Force and Defence Medical Services Consultant Adviser in Ophthalmology and was deployed on active duty for several missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. His work with artificial vision for the war-blinded was featured on the acclaimed BBC documentary ‘Frontline Medicine’.

His Doctorate in Medicine was from the University of Nottingham, and he is widely published in the scientific press, authoring around 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is the inventor of the Cell Penetrating Peptide technology that delivers new generation medicines to the eye.

His honours include Presidency of the Midland Ophthalmological Society in 2008, Defence Medical Services and Royal College of Ophthalmologists Professor in 2012, honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham in 2014, the Times newspaper top UK surgeon in 2011 and Royal College of Surgeons of England Lady Cade Medallist for research in 2014. More recently he was appointed an assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham.

On retiring from the RAF in 2015 he worked as Medical Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai, helped SpaMedica expand to become a national organisation, founded Edgbaston Eye Consultants in Birmingham and is Head of Medical Affairs at Thea Pharmaceuticals.

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