Biography

Dr Brad Bowling

Eye Surgeon

Dr Brad Bowling moved permanently to Australia in early 2012, having practised in the UK since 1990. He grew up in northern England, graduating in medicine from Liverpool University in 1990, and trained in ophthalmology in Liverpool, Cardiff and Oxford, winning the Muthusamy Gold Medal for the highest score of over 300 candidates in the Final Fellowship examination in Ophthalmology of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After subspecialty fellowship posts in glaucoma at Oxford Eye Hospital and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, he went on to work as a consultant at teaching hospitals in Buckinghamshire and Blackpool, achieving UK NHS Clinical Excellence Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Senior posts held include Chair of the Oxford Deanery Ophthalmology Professional Development Group, Director of the Buckinghamshire Postgraduate Ophthalmology Teaching Programme, and South Buckinghamshire Clinical Lead in Ophthalmology. He has published research papers in major international peer-reviewed journals, including the largest study to date of referrals to hospital for suspected glaucoma.

A major interest throughout Brad's career has been teaching and training in ophthalmology, and he has lectured extensively to all professional groups involved in eye care. He has authored several ophthalmology textbooks, including the eighth edition of Clinical Ophthalmology A Systematic Approach (retitled 'Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology'), which under the original author Dr Jack Kanski has been an international standard for over thirty years. The medical student book Ophthalmology: An Illustrated Colour Text, now in its third edition, won the prestigious Richard Asher Award of the Society of Authors, and is a recommended text in many medical schools worldwide; it is included in the WHO Standard List for a Vision 2020 Eye Care Service Unit. His books have been translated into numerous languages.