Professor Allen Foster

Professor and Co-Director of International Centre for Eye Health
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With a focus on the fields of international public health, blindness and disability Professor Foster leads the Disability and Eye Health Group at LSHTM with Clare Gilbert, Hannah Kuper and Matthew Burton. 

As part of this group, Allen also co-directs with Clare Gilbert the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). The ICEH is a research and education group that seeks to impove eye health and elimiinate avoidable visual impariment and blindness in low-income setttings. 

Professor Foster's research projects include:

  • Control of Blinding Diseases; Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Cataract, Childhood Blindness;
  • Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Life studies in Eye Care;
  • Implementation of VISION 2020 and Global Action Plan 2014-19.
  • Health service research for children and adults with disabilities.