Chris Hammond

Consultant and professor of ophthalmology


Chris Hammond has been the professor of ophthalmology at King’s College London and consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2011.

Chris has previously been both training programme director and regional adviser for the London Deanery/RCOphth, and is the ophthalmology lead for the London (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network.

Education and training

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Research) University of London, 2000
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 1991
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians, 1989
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, Oxford University, 1988
  • Masters, Cambridge University, 1985

Research interests

Chris is one of the leading international researchers into the genetic epidemiology of common eye diseases.

His research group is based in the Department of Twin Research at Guy's and St Thomas' and is identifying genetic variants associated with these eye conditions, looking at genetic and environmental factors and their interactions.


  • Fellowship of ARVO (Association for Research into Vision and Ophthalmology)
  • International Glaucoma Association Fellowship, 2013
  • Elizabeth Paice London Deanery Award for best teaching institution (St Thomas’ Eye Dept), 2012 
  • NIHR Senior Research Fellowship, 2008

Last updated: March 2023

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