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Professor Fiona Rowe PhD, DBO, CGLI Cert. Ed.

Professor of Orthoptics, Head of Department - Primary care and Mental Health Primary Care & Mental Health


Personal Statement

Prof. Fiona Rowe is Professor of orthoptics at the University of Liverpool where she is Head of Department for Primary Care and Mental Health, and lead for the VISION research group. Visit our research web pages for details of VISION resources (
She is lead orthoptic editor for the Cochrane Library Eyes and Vision group, and an editorial board member for the British and Irish Orthoptic Journal. She is the Past President of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation and a mentor for the National Institute of Health Research integrated clinical academic training pathway.
Prof. Rowe is the author of two textbooks: ‘Clinical Orthoptics’ and ‘Visual fields via the visual pathway’, author for a number of book chapters, and has presented and published her research extensively. Her particular research interests include visual impairment due to acquired brain injury (leading a number of national stroke projects), visual field evaluation and control of ocular alignment. Prof. Rowe is currently accepting PhD applications in relation to these research interests.

Prizes or Honours

  • Silver Achievement Award (UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, 2013)
  • Royal Society of Medicine Squint Forum Prize 2006 (Royal Society of Medicine, 2006)