Mark Westcott

Mark Westcott

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2016

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Uveitis & Ocular inflammation


Medical retina

Cataract surgery

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London

Further key experience: 

Clinical fellowships in Medical Retina/Uveitis and Glaucoma at Moorfields

Research Fellowship in Glaucoma at Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, USA

Date joined Moorfields: 

Fellow 1994, Consultant 2003

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) 

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Honorary consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, part time since 2003

Consultant at Barts Health, Royal London Hospital, part time since 2003

Other professional achievements: 

Doctorate of Medicine awarded in 1999 for research into the early detection of glaucoma with novel tests of visual function. 

Director for the Glaucoma Service at the Royal London Hospital site of Barts Health.

Reader since 2021 at the William Harvey Research Institute, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Expert reviewer of major grant submissions for the French Ministry of Health – “Groupements Interrégionaux pour la Recherche Clinique et l’Innovation (GIRCI).”

Research interests: 

Uveitis and Ocular inflammatory diseases


Cataract surgery

Languages spoken: 

English and French

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Mark coaches the London Wasps “minis” junior rugby team at the weekends. He is also a keen amateur astronomer.