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ChM Programme Team

Programme Director

Professor Baljean Dhillon

BMedSci(Hons), BMBS, FRCS(Ed), FRCPS(Glasg), FRCOphth

Baljean DhillonI am Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and have been a Consultant Ophthalmologist since 1991 after training posts in Birmingham, Plymouth, London, Edinburgh and Singapore.  I have been involved in postgraduate training, teaching and examining for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and external assessor for examinations boards for Glasgow Caledonian University (BSc Optometry), University of Manchester (MSc Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science) and UCL (MSc Clinical Ophthalmology).  I have supervised MSc, MD and PhD students in a range of basic science and clinical ophthalmology projects and am familiar with the challenges of gaining postgraduate education, passing professional examinations and acquiring research experience whist holding down a full-time job!  Our distance learning programmes have been designed with this in mind and allows students to enhance both their learning and professional profile ultimately for the benefit of patients with eye disease.

Professor Dhillon has a research profile which can be viewed on the following link:

C0- Director (Ophthalmology)

Dr Roshini Sanders

MBchB, DO, FRCSOphth(Ed), FRCOphth(Lond)

Roshini SandersRoshini Sanders is currently honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.  She is a graduate of Glasgow University and completed her ophthalmology training in Glasgow, Dundee and London to take up a consultant ophthalmology position with special interest in glaucoma at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.

She has an established interest in postgraduate education.  She was chair and founder member of the Scottish Glaucoma Club in 2004 and has organised the annual Scottish Glaucoma Symposium at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh since 1999.  She is also co-founding member of the annual glaucoma surgery wetlab that has taken place since 2008.  She is examiner with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians Glasgow.

Her main areas of research are glaucoma, cataract and electronic communication and in 2012 she was appointed Research Speciality Lead for Ophthalmology in Scotland by the Chief Scientist Office, Edinburgh.  She currently chairs SIGN guidelines for glaucoma in Scotland.

Her pioneering work in clinical electronic communications led to the Scotland wide Eyecare Integration Project of which she is current Chair.  This project is set to electronically connect community optometry to hospital ophthalmology departments.  This enables clinical digital image transfer for referral and education purposes.  For this work she was given the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Award for Innovation in 2010 (London).

Academic eFacilitator for MSc Primary Care Ophthalmology and ChM Clinical Ophthalmology

Dr Heather Ellis

BA, MA (Hons), PhD, PGDip, PGCert

Heather EellisAs Academic eFacilitator for the University of Edinburgh's Ophthalmology Masters Programmes, I am responsible for co-ordinating the development and delivery of the teaching and learning content and activities on behalf of the Programme Directors and Co-Directors.  I also have the role of Personal Tutor to provide you with academic and pastoral support during your time with us as a fully matriculated postgraduate student of the University of Edinburgh.  Informal enquiries about our programmes are welcome at any time.