About us

Project Team in UK 

Project Team in India

International Advisory Board

  • Professor, The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE (Chair)
  • Shri Keshav Desiraju, Ex Health Secretary, India
  • Mr Richard Lane OBE, ambassador and immediate past president, Diabetes UK
  • Ms Rachel Connor, director of research partnerships, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, UK
  • Dr William Summerskill, senior editor, Lancet, UK
  • Denis Horgan, executive director, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, Belgium
  • Professor Vivekanand Jha, Executive director at The George Institute for Global Health, India
  • Professor Peter Scanlon, director of the UK Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme
  • Professor Howard Griffiths, co-opted GCRF grant holder, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Vijay Viswanathan, diabetologist, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr Tarun Sharma, retinal specialist, USA  and Tamil Nadu, India
  • Ms Jill Jones, MRC- Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Research Councils UK (RCUK) member


The study was awarded £6.336m by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges, informed by expressed need in the developing countries.


For further information contact Professor Sobha Sivaprasad, Moorfields Eye Hospital sobha.sivaprasad@nhs.net or Dr Dolores M Conroy, ORNATE-India Research Project Manager at d.conroy@ucl.ac.uk


Last updated: 7th November 2018