Our Seed funding decisions are based on the recommendations of our independent Seed Panel. Its current members are:

  • Dr Jennifer Dewing, Research Fellow in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Southampton
  • Dr Hannah Dunbar, Specialist Low Vision Optometrist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Senior Research Associate, University College London
  • Mr MJ Gilhooley MB DPhil FRCOphth, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

  • Dr Philippa Harding, Research Associate, Ocular Cell and Gene Therapy Group, Centre for Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London

  • Dr Liying Low FRCOphth, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

  • Dr Naseeb Kaur Malhi PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Los Angeles

  • Dr Ben Mead, Lecturer in Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Dr Mike Powner, Senior Lecturer in Neurobiology, Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences, City, University of London

Our Seed Panel is an independent volunteer board with regularly rotating membership. Members abide by our code of conduct, and conflict of interests are managed through an agreed policy which follows the Association of Medical Research Charities Principles of Peer Review

For all enquiries about our research funding, please contact grants@sightresearchuk.org or call 0117 325 7757.