Anna Rudenko, Research Sister

With over 20 years of NHS experience Anna began her ophthalmic career at the Countess of Chester Hospital as an Ophthalmic Technician in 1994.  Later moving to the Oxford Eye Hospital her interest in Ophthalmology gave her the aspiration to pursue her nurse training.  Qualifying in 2003, Anna continued her professional development by undertaking specialist ophthalmic training in 2006. Anna’s interest in research began in 2004, with the development and implementation of a pain assessment tool, specifically for the use in Ophthalmology.  This interest progressed into a combined role of out-patients nurse and research nurse, only the 2nd research nurse to be appointed at the Oxford Eye Hospital.  Most of Anna’s research at that time was looking at Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). All of this culminated into a full time research post in 2011, gaining a research management qualification in 2013. Now as Research Sister Anna heads up the ground breaking  Gene Therapy trials for Choroideremia & X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa; her vast experience supports everyone from her junior colleagues to Consultants commencing new studies and is dedicated to being part of a progressive innovative research team.