The Power List 2021 – Power List
Professor of International Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London, UK
What is your proudest professional achievement?
Being awarded the International Prevention of Blindness Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2011, which came as a complete surprise.
Outside of work, what makes you happy?
Walking holidays, wildlife, great theatre, and spending time with good friends and family – but not necessarily in that order!
Why is it important that we celebrate women in the field this way?
Men are the bricks, women are the mortar: it needs both to make a strong, resilient building.
What can be done to make the field more diverse?
Anonymous shortlisting so the focus is on competencies and experience; enabling and supporting women in leadership development; better mentoring and creating more job-sharing positions.