Dr Augusto Azuara-Blanco is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Queens University Belfast. His clinical activity takes place at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and is mainly dedicated to people with glaucoma. He has surgical expertise on complex glaucomas and cataract.
With his academic career at the Centre fof Public Health (Health Services Research Group), he aims to improve eye health by investigating the effectiveness, safety and efficiency of new technologies for eye diseases (e.g., treatments, diagnostic tests, models of eye care). He has expertise in primary and secondary research methodology. Overall he has received as CI or co-applicant over £15m of research funds from MRC, NIHR-EME, NIHR-HTA, Horizon 2020, and Wellcome Trust. He has experience in clinical trial methodology and evidence synthesis, acting as an ESI Host Mentor and influencing ESI’s presence in Northern Ireland.