Rupert Bourne is Professor of Ophthalmology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, directs the Huntingdon Glaucoma Diagnostic and Research Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, and is also Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Rupert trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital and undertook two Glaucoma fellowships, one there and another at the Shiley Eye Centre/Hamilton Glaucoma Center in San Diego, California with Professor Robert Weinreb. He has a strong research interest, particularly in advanced techniques of Glaucoma diagnosis and progression and the management of Glaucoma in the community, along with overseas ophthalmology which has involved design and analysis of several large population-based surveys of eye disease, several national in scope, eg. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Trinidad. He is the Chair of the National Institute for Health Research Ophthalmology Specialty Group, responsible for NHS research delivery. He has published more than 170 papers in leading peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals and book chapters and is an invited reviewer for many leading ophthalmology journals, with other research interests in altitude ophthalmology and expedition medicine. In his role as Coordinator of the Vision Loss Expert Group of the Global Burden of Disease Study, he has overseen the long-term research into the world-wide prevalence rates of blindness and visual impairment, in partnership with the World Health Organization, culminating in the Vision Atlas, an online visualization tool in collaboration with the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness.