Julian Jackson

Julian Jackson

After five years as director of development and then a senior adviser to a leading eye research charity, Julian launched the social enterprise VisionBridge in June 2016, supported by a growing nationwide group of academic researchers, clinician scientists, clinicians, and patient advocates. He is building on the work he started in 2014 to promote eye health, increase the awareness and understanding of sight loss and introduce the extraordinary world of eye research to the public, eye health professionals, patients and the wider Visually Impaired community across the UK.

Julian lost his sight in 2010 to an inherited retinal disease and has a personal and professional interest in the daily battles being waged in hospitals and universities across the UK to prevent sight loss, treat eye disease, restore sight and improve the quality of life for patients through enhanced rehabilitation.