Andrew Bastawrous is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Surgeon) and Clinical Lecturer in International Eye Health based at the International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Andrew has worked in Sierra Leone, Peru, Belize, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Uganda and has recently returned from living in Kenya where he was leading a major eye disease study and the development and testing of Peek, the Portable Eye Examination Kit, a new smartphone based tool to detect eye diseases in the world’s most challenging areas.
Andrew has received the Lachlan McNeill Scholarship, the Medical Research Council and Fight for Sight PhD Fellowship, the International Glaucoma Association Award and a grant from the British Council for the Prevention of Blindness. He was awarded the €100,000 Mazda Rebels with a Cause Prize (in partnership with TED) and the Gifted Citizen 2014 Award worth $100,000. Andrew was recently voted one of the world’s 30 most influential people in public health, and was selected as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and is listed as an “Eye Health Leader” by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. He is a TED Fellow.