Cardiff University, U.K.
James E Morgan is Professor of Ophthalmology at Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University Hospital of Wales, UK. He also holds an appointment at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University.
He read Medical Sciences at Cambridge University followed by a PhD in Visual Neuroscience at Oxford University studying the development of visual pathways and their connections in the central nervous system. He studied medicine at the University of Oxford and then trained in Ophthalmology at Oxford, London (Moorfields) and Bristol. In 1994 he was a Medical Research Council Training Fellow at the Department of Ophthalmology, Yale University, USA working on models of retinal ganglion cell death in experimental glaucoma.
He took up his appointment at Cardiff in 1997 and established a research group interested in imaging techniques for the detection of retinal damage in disease and in the use of laboratory research to understand the pathophysiology of retinal damage in glaucoma. He has promoted the use of Open Source informatics to support the translation of novel technologies in eye care. He was the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Moorfields Eyes Hospital 2014-2016. He currently chairs the OpenEyes Foundation to support the development of OpenEyes, the leading open source electronic patient record for ophthalmology in the UK.