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Mr Michael Gilhooley
Institute of Ophthalmology
Bath Street
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  • NIHR Clinical Lecturer
  • Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

I completed my PhD under the supervision of Professors Hankins and Downes in 2019, funded by a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford. Here I evaluated approaches to the deployment of therapeutic optogenetic tools in inherited retinal degenerations. 

Prior to this, I studied Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge before undertaking an academic foundation program at the University of Glasgow. Following this, I joined the Moorfields / North Thames training scheme in surgical ophthalmology.

I have recently taken up an NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL, which will allow me to complete my clinical training part time while undertaking postdoctoral research. During this time, my research will focus on inherited optic neuropathies. I continue to collaborate closely with the retinal neurobiology & optogenetics group at the NLO, as well as the clinical ophthalmic research group at the Oxford Eye Hospital (ERGO).

Research Themes
FEB-2020 – FEB-2024 NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer Institute of Ophthalmology University College London, United Kingdom
OCT-2016 – OCT-2019 Clinical Research Training Fellow Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology University of Oxford, United Kingdom
AUG-2012 – FEB-2024 Ophthalmology Specialist Trainee North Thames Deanery Health Education England, United Kingdom
AUG-2010 – AUG-2012 Academic Foundation Programme Trainee Clinical Medicine University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
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