Senior Clinical Research Fellow

University of Leicester


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Dr Mervyn Thomas

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I am Senior Clinical Research Fellow in ophthalmology and genomic medicine. I received my medical degree in 2013 and completed both an iBSc and PhD during medical school. I received the Wolfson prize (Royal College of Physicians), Alcon research prize and the PhD prize for the best thesis across the College of Life Sciences.

I have progressed successfully through the competitive integrated clinical academic training pathway initially as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and subsequently an NIHR Clinical Lecturer. Currently I lead a translational programme of research ranging from lab-based genetic and animal model work to patient-based deep phenotyping multi-centre studies and population based studies (for instance UK Biobank).

I am an associate member of the UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium and a Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) member. I supervise academic doctors, orthoptists, post-graduate and undergraduate students.

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