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Professor Paul Bishop

Consultant Ophthalmologist


FRCOphth, PhD

Special Interests

Medical retinal disease.


Paul Bishop has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital since 1998, sub specialising in medical retina. He was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology and Matrix Biology at the University of Manchester in 2006. He is Academic Lead for the Hearing and Vision Research Centre at the University of Manchester, Co-Director of the Centre for Advanced Discovery and Experimental Therapeutics and Lead for Special Senses Research at Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. Paul undertook most of his ophthalmology training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Whilst in training he took time out to undertake a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Manchester. After being awarded the PhD in 1993, he obtained prestigious Wellcome Trust research fellowships including a Clinical Scientist Fellowship then a Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. His research interests span from laboratory science through to clinical trials and focus on major causes of blindness including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal disorders. He has published over 80 papers, holds several patents and has a cumulative grant income of over £8.5M. He chairs grant awarding panels for the Macular Society and RP Fighting blindness and sits on the Fight for Sight grant panel. He is a member of the Ophthalmic Advisory Panel for the Commission on Human Medicines. Professor Bishop is also part of the leadership team of the Manchester Biomedical Research Centre.