Dr Matthew Burton, Consortium Director
Matthew is Director of the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium. He is an Ophthalmologist, whose main research focus is on trachoma. He qualified in medicine from Cambridge University in 1994, and undertook his post-graduate training in Oxford and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. From 2001 to 2004 he worked as a clinical research fellow based at the MRC Laboratories in The Gambia. He was subsequently based at the Department of Ophthalmology, KCMC Hospital, Moshi, Tanzania, from 2008 to 2012. Matthew holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science which supports research on the control and pathogenesis of blinding trachoma in Ethiopia and Tanzania. He is also a Reader within the ICEH and an Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Sarah O’Regan, Consortium Administrator
Sarah is Administrator on the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium at the International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is responsible primarily for supporting the Research Fellowships programme, communications, and narrative reporting to The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. She is also the point of contact for Peek Vision.
Prior to joining LSHTM, Sarah lived in Waterford, Ireland, for six years where she worked as Research Assistant in clinical trials at the Macular Pigment Research Group, Waterford Institute of Technology from 2011 to 2014. From 2008 to 2011 she worked with Sightrisk Ltd., a start-up company based in Waterford which provides online risk assessment tools for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She spent a year living in Angers, France, where she studied for a Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française from the Université d’Angers (2007-2008). She also holds an HND in Business Enterprise from the Waterford Institute of Technology (2010), and has worked as a proof-reader and copy-editor on scientific publications, book chapters, posters, research grant applications, and novels.
Andy Roberts, Consortium Administrator
Andy is Administrator on the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is responsible primarily for supporting the Clinical Fellowships programme and financial reporting to the Trust.
Prior to joining LSHTM he spent six years in Gaborone, Botswana, as Senior Finance & Admin Manager on a PEPFAR-funded Supply Chain project. For the four years before that he worked in Luanda, Angola, at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and then as Finance, Admin & HR Coordinator on a Customs Expansion & Modernisation Project with the Angolan government. Andy has a degree in East European History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London, and spent 12 years in the book trade in the UK before moving overseas.