What a year it has been – not to be repeated in a hurry although it has certainly accelerated learning, research and opened up new opportunities.
One of our developments at Blind Veterans UK is the stronger than ever drive to put research to the benefit of blind veterans with an entrepreneurial mindset, focused on developing accelerated innovation and long-term research to find solutions to prevent, reduce, reverse, cure or live with vision impairment. This is born out of a long history of serving and supporting veterans, honouring the heritage of Sir Arthur Pearson and blinded veterans, while celebrating their courage and preparing for an exciting future where the risk of sight loss in conflict is reduced and those affected can live full and independent lives. The charity has developed an exciting programme of research projects and collaborations with partners in academia, public sector, and charity partners, including the Thomas Pocklington Trust, Oxford University, UK and US Ministries of Defence and the NHS.
We hope to launch a new research venture formally later in the year, watch this space! But there is an exciting taster at an online lecture that Northumbria University are hosting on behalf of Blind Veterans UK.
Professor Renata Gomes, the Chief Scientific Officer at Blind Veterans UK will give her Inaugural Lecture as the newly appointed Professor of Veterans’ Health and Biomedical Research at Northumbria University.
We are very proud of this recognition of our scientific work which we carry out on behalf of disabled veterans. We would be delighted if you were able to join us online for the lecture by registering here. Details of the lecture and registration can be found here.