Professor Richard Gale MRCP MRCOphth Med PhD is a consultant medical ophthalmologist practicing at York Teaching Hospital, and has been the clinical lead of the Ophthalmology Research Unit at York Teaching Hospital and also Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Hull and York Medical School since 2008. He trained in Yorkshire, Cambridge, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and for a short period in Boston, MA, USA. His research interests are in inflammatory eye disease and medical disorders of the retina. Professor Gale is the President of the Medical Ophthalmology Society UK and Joint Ophthalmology Specialty Lead for Yorkshire and Humberside Local Research Network. He also holds the Deputy Chair for both the National Ophthalmology Specialty Group (Northern) and the Specialist Advisory Committee for Medical Ophthalmology, Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board.
In 2017, Professor Gale was awarded ‘Researcher of the Year’ by the National Institute for Health Research/RCOphth and in the past has been awarded ‘Best Clinical Service’ by the Macular Society. He has been the Chief or Principal Investigator in around 30 research studies, recruiting over 500 participants to date, and has been awarded research grant funding. He has published many scientific papers or book chapters.