Imperial College London

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Chair in Ophthalmology (Clinical)







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





  • Outstanding Achievement in Medicine Award, GG2, 2017
  • Silver Fellow, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2016
  • International Research Scholar Award USA, Research to Prevent Blindness, 2014
  • Glaucoma Achievement Award for Innovation in Glaucoma Care, UK Allergan, 2010
  • Keynote Lecture, Spanish Glaucoma Society Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 2009
  • Nominated for Morgan Stanley Great Britons Award, Science and Technology section, The Daily Telegraph, 2007
  • Poster Prize, World Glaucoma Congress, 2007
  • Poster Recognition Prize, World Glaucoma Congress, 2007
  • Lewis Rudin Award in Glaucoma, New York Academy of Medicine, 2005
  • Best International Glaucoma Publication, International Glaucoma Review, 2000
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Research Gold Medal for Best Researcher, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 1999
  • Prix Galien for Preclinical Studies, Cambridge Antibody Technology, 1999
  • Ian Fraser Research Prize, Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, 1998

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Chairman, European Glaucoma Society Neuroprotection SIG, 2008
  • Honorary Member, Associazione Campana Glaucoma Italy
  • Member, Committee International Society for Eye Research
  • Member of Education Committee, European Glaucoma Society
  • Honorary Member, Italian Association for the Study of Glaucoma
  • Member, Scientific Committee of European Glaucoma Society

Links with Other Academic Bodies

  • Visiting Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2018
  • Visiting Professor, Bascolm Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida USA, 2015
  • Loris and David Rich Lecturer in Visual Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, 2007
  • The Barnshaw Lecture, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, 2006
  • Visiting Professor, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2005 - 2005
  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Western Eye Hospital, London, 2005
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Imperial College London
  • Head, Imperial College Ophthalmology Research Group
  • Head, UCL Glaucoma and Retinal Neurodegenerative Research Group
  • Professor in Retinal Neurodegeneration & Glaucoma Studies, University College London (UCL)


  • Vision Training Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, 1996 - 2000

Editorial Boards

  • Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Editorial Board Member, 2012
  • The Open Ophthalmology Journal, Editorial Board Member, 2009
  • Experimental Eye Research, Editorial Board Member