Jonathan Brett, Research Photographer

Jonathan is a Research Photographer at the Oxford Eye Hospital where he has been based since 2004. His main area of interest include capturing high quality ophthalmic images of patients enrolled on clinical trials. He has had articles published in the British Journal of Photography and the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine. The ophthalmic images he has taken have featured throughout the 9th and 10th editions of Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology were he worked as picture editor. He has also been recognised for the quality of his work with 30 imaging awards both nationally and internationally including the 2016 Taylor and Francis award for an article evaluating the use of wide field imaging for documentation of choriodal naevus. In 2017 Jonathan was awarded a silver medal by the Royal Photographic Society Scientific Imaging competition. Recent achievements also include being awarded the Gabriel Donald Graphics Award in 2019 and in 2021 and the 2023 Readers Choice Award for his paper An exploratory ergonomic evaluation of musculoskeletal risks for ophthalmic photographers who use ophthalmic imaging equipment plus user equipment trials.

His most recent project was researching retinal painters for a paper on the life and works of Terence Tarrant. This culminated in a paper ‘Painting Unknown Worlds’ which was published in Eye in October 2023. He was invited to present his paper at the 2023 Cambridge Ophthalmology Symposium.