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Professor Graeme Black

Honorary Consultant in Genetics/Ophthalmology

Qualifications: MA BM BCh DPhil FRCOpth

Registration: GMC 3261930

Professional bodies: British Society for Genetic Medicine, Clinical Genetics Society, American Society of Human Genetics, Fellow; Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Member; Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland (Elected, 2004), British Eye Study Group (Elected 2008), NIHR Senior Investigator

Contact: (0161) 276 6269


Professor Black qualified in Medicine from Oxford and then undertook clinical training in Ophthalmology and Medical Genetics. He is now Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust. During training Graeme undertook at DPhil with Professor Ian Craig in the Department of Biochemistry in Oxford, studying the genetics of X-linked inherited ophthalmic disease. It was this period that enabled him to develop his combined subspecialty interests. Having moved to Manchester in 1995 Graeme is a former Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. His research interests centre on inherited disorders that are associated with visual disability and blindness, their causes and their management. Graeme was Director of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (2009-2012) and is currently the Director of the Institute of Human Development at the University of Manchester.


Genetic ophthalmology (paediatric and adult)