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Our Senior Research Team

The University of Southampton vision science team includes senior scientists, research fellows, PhD students and laboratory technicians.   

Collaborations are forged within other disciplines in the University as well as working with scientists in external research institutions.

Professor Andrew Lotery MD, FRCOphth

Professor and Consultant Ophthalmologist

Principal research interest Age-related macular degeneration and associated macular diseases.

Please read more on Andrew's staff page 


Mr Parwez Hossain MB ChB, PhD FRCS (Ed), FRCOphth FHEA

Associate Professor & Consultant Ophthalmologist

Principal research activity is focused on finding new approaches to manage corneal disease.

Please read more on Parwez's staff page 

Mr Jay Self BM, FRCOphth, PhD

Associate Professor & Consultant Ophthalmologist

Principal research interest is tailored towards nystagmus and translational genetics.

Please read more on Jay's staff page 


Dr Arjuna Ratnayaka BSc, MPhil, PhD

Arjuna is a specialist in cellular/molecular biology; studying how cells and tissues change to cause diseases such as Age-related macular degeneration and other retinopathies.   

Please read more on Arjuna's staff page 


Dr Helena Lee MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, FRCOphth


We are delighted that Helena has received a prestigious MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship and will stay in Southampton to continue her research and treat patients in clinics.  

Helena has made a YouTube video explaining her work.  Please watch it here

Please read Helena's staff page.


Dr Jorn Lakowski

Jorn has recently joined our team in Southampton.  His studies include degenerative diseases of the retina, a study of human cone photoreceptor development and pathology and studies of human ganglion cell development and pathology.

Please read more on Jorn's staff page