Frost Professor of Ophthalmology, King's College London

Based in the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at the St Thomas’ Hospital Campus, Professor Hammond’s research has focused on the genetics of myopia, glaucoma, and age-related cataract using –omics technologies including genome-wide association studies, whole-genome sequencing, and epigenetics, and in particular measuring quantitative healthy variation in these traits in 3000-5000 twins. He has also performed twin studies to examine the heritability of macular pigment, dry eye, and pupillary responses. His NIHR Senior Research Fellowship, one of only three awarded nationally in 2008, recognised his work and supports his current research into the genetics of common age-related eye diseases.


  • –present
    Professor, King's College London