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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

Media Experience

Numerous interviews in English and Chinese for print, online and broadcast. Professor Congdon is fluent in Mandarin.

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Associated Research Centres / Projects

  • Director of Research for Orbis International (USA)

  • Specially-appointed Professor, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (China)

Professor Nathan Congdon
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