Janette Savage, Research Nurse

Janette is a Research Nurse, having joined the team in Sept 2015, following 20 years in Ophthalmic Nursing. Having qualified at Kidderminster General Hospital her interest in Ophthalmology began on an 30 bedded ward Ophthalmic Management experience was key during this time, as a senior staff nurse, as there were no other staff nurses in post. Moving to London Janette continued her with the Ophthalmology nursing in Moorfields Eye Hospital, where she undertook a ENB 346 Ophthalmic Nursing Course for a year, followed by another year as an Ophthalmic Staff Nurse. During this period she had the opportunity to study Tropical Diseases at the Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in London. In the early 90’s Janette moved to West Africa, as a Project Coordinator, gaining experience in tropical eye diseases in Sierra Leone and the Gambia. Finally ending up in Guinea Bissau where she set up an Eye Care Program in the south of the country. Back in England she worked on a general surgical ward until she moved to Worcester to work at the Worcester Eye Clinic. A year’s sabbatical saw her move to Oxford to study Theology and Biblical Studies, which led her to apply for a post at the Oxford Eye Hospital where she worked for 7 years gaining experience in new treatments and casualty management. In 2015 she had the honour of joining ERGO, the Ophthalmology Research Team, using her nursing and ophthalmic experience to help clinically as well as coordinating in a number of ophthalmic clinical trials.