Moorfields Eye Hospital and its research partner, the University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology, have made an appointment to the newly created role of joint education lead.
Professor Nora Ann Colton (pictured) will take up the post in April, and will join the trust board at Moorfields as the director of education, as well as taking up the position of professor of global vision and eye health at UCL.
Chief executive at Moorfields, David Probert, explained that Professor Colton will help strengthen training and education opportunities for eye health professionals in the UK and abroad.
Professor Colton will lead the joint education strategy in developing eye care experts, as well as overseeing the courses available at Moorfields and UCL. She has over two decades of experience in higher education and is currently the deputy vice chancellor at the University of East London.
Speaking about her appointment, Professor Colton said: “Moorfields and UCL are in a unique position to shape eye care education and drive high quality learning across healthcare professions. I look forward to joining both organisations and helping to improve access to multi-professional learning that can benefit people with eye conditions around the world.”
Moorfields Eye Charity is providing start-up funding for the new post for two years as part of its aim to support the Moorfields and UCL education strategy.