anne fiona spencer DM FRCS(Glasg) FRCOphth FCOptom
glaucoma surgery

Professional Achievements

Miss Spencer is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow, the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society and the European Glaucoma Society.

She has been a spokesperson for the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the Janice Krushner Lecturer for the International Glaucoma Association. Miss Spencer co-wrote a joint statement on ophthalmology with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and was the ophthalmologist advisor to the RCGP-accredited ophthalmology course through the University of Lancaster, providing specialist training to GPs.

Fiona Spencer was Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) for two years and served for six years as Programme Director and Chair of the Specialist Training Committee for the North West Regional training programme with responsibility for overseeing the training of 33 ophthalmic surgeons. Prior to that she was the RCOphth College Tutor for six years. She is currently regional representative to the RCOphth Council and a member of the Education and Training Committees and current Chair of the Curriculum sub-committee. Her enthusiasm for teaching and training means that she has also been the Central Manchester Foundation Trust Divisional Educational Lead for six years.

Miss Spencer is a member of the Expert Panel in Glaucoma and an examiner for the College of Optometrists.
Last year she was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the College of Optometrists in recognition of her work on multidisciplinary training in glaucoma detection and management. She is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow for their fellowship in ophthalmology for overseas doctors. She is lecturer and examiner for the Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science post-graduate course at Manchester University. She was an advisor and is an examiner for the Masters in Glaucoma at the University of Manchester.

Fiona Spencer has run, with colleagues at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, an internationally renowned subspecialty fellowship for six years, training surgeons from the UK and around the world.

Miss Spencer has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. She has presented papers, chaired forums and given lectures at medical symposia nationally and internationally including The United States of America. She has reviewed articles for EYE, the scientific journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and for the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.