Professor Nathan Congdon
Centre for Public Health
Professor Congdon’s research is about delivering high-quality, low-cost eyecare in underserved areas of low and middle-income countries.
Professor Congdon is Ulverscroft Chair of Global Eye Health and divides his time between research and development work. His career objective is to transform local eye health challenges into innovative and sustainable global solutions, by joining world-class program design and execution with ground-breaking research and far-reaching advocacy.
Areas of Expertise
Global eye health, refractive error in children and adult, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, Chinese healthcare system
Numerous interviews in English and Chinese for print, online and broadcast. Professor Congdon is fluent in Mandarin.
Wear Glasses. Earn More. A trial shows how glasses can increase productivity, The Economist, 2/08/2018
The Mysterious Spike in Near-sighted Children, Wall Street Journal 20/04/2015
Associated Research Centres / Projects
Director of Research for Orbis International (USA)
Specially-appointed Professor, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (China)