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Prof Keith Meek 

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

2010       DSc  (Medical and Human Sciences) Manchester University

2010       FARVO.  Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

2010       FInstP.  Invited Fellow of the Institute of Physics

1980       FRMS   Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society

1976       PhD (Biophysics) Manchester University

1974       Diploma for Advanced Studies in Science (Manchester University)

1973       BSc (Physics) Manchester University


Academic Positions:           

1999 - Present                     Cardiff University, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences

                                                Professor of Biophysics

1999 - 2003                          Open University

                                                Visiting Professor of Physics

1996 - 2003                          University of London,  Honorary Research Fellow, St Thomas’ Hospital

1995 - 1999                          Open University. Director, Oxford Research Unit

1994 - 1999                          Open University, Senior Lecturer

1989 - 2005                          University of Oxford, Honorary Research Fellow, Nuffield Dept of Ophthalmology

1988 - 1993                          Open University, Wellcome Lecturer in Biophysics                     

1979 - 1988                          Open University, Research Fellow

1976 - 1979                          Manchester University, Research Fellow


School and University Roles and Committees:

Chair, Structural Biophysics Research Group                

Senior School Mentor

School Equality and Diversity Committee

Operations Board

Research Committee

University Court

University Senate


External Committees:                       

Diamond Synchrotron Users panel (2009- present)

Fight for Sight grants allocation panel (2009- 2013)

ALBA grant allocation committee consultant (2012)

External examiner (London (Dentistry), Oxford (Extra-mural studies) and Open University(Biology))

Member of BBSRC Bionap panel (until 2002)

Member of EPSRC College


Innovation and Engagement:          

2000 – present    Cardiff ambassador

2009 – present    STEMnet ambassador




Invited speaker at Bowman’s Club Meeting, Newcastle                                                                               

Invited speaker at Swedish Cornea Surgeons Meeting, Bristol                                                                  

Invited speaker at Royal College of Ophthalmology Congress, Liverpool 

Invited speaker at Heraeus-Seminar "Physics of the Extracellular Matrix" , Bad Honnef

Invited speaker and session chair. International congress of corneal crosslinking, Geneva


Invited speaker at ARVO minisymposium – Small leucine-rich proteoglycans                                        

Invited speaker at JSPS workshop, Cardiff


Invited speaker at John Marshall Festschrift, London                                                                                  

Invited speaker at SAXS Workshop, Cardiff


Invited speaker at American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Chicago

Invited speaker at ESCRS Meeting, Barcelona

Invited speaker at Prague Ophthalmology Meeting

9th Cardiff Corneal Conference                                                                        


Key-note speaker in the course "Refractive surgery and quality
of vision" part of the Joint interuniversity master on visual
science" ( Master interuniversitario en ciencias de la vision). Madrid

19th International Conference on Eye Research, Beijing, China

Invited speaker at Diamond/Wellcome symposium:Casting New Light on Medicine, London

Invited speaker at Eye Surgery Update Meeting, Cardiff


Invited speaker at ARVO minisymposium – collagens in the eye, ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, USA (April)

Invited speaker at 9th International conference on Biology and Synchrotron Radiation, Manchester, UK (August)

Invited speaker at Eukeratoconus Congress, Toulouse, France (November)


Invited speaker at Keratoconus Meeting, Bilbao, Spain (March)

Keynote speaker, Eye Surgery Update meeting, MDA Clinic, Cardiff, UK (March)

Keynote speaker at Keratocyte Klub meeting, ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, USA (May)

Invited speaker at Japan Partership Award Meeting, Kyoto, Japan (July)

Invited speaker at SR User Meeting, Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire (September)

Invited speaker at MCLOSA meeting, London, UK (November)


Speaker at Vth World Cornea Congress, Washington DC, USA (April)

Invited speaker at NKF Meeting, ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, USAM (May)

Invited speaker at ESCRS Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal (September)

Speaker at EVER symposium, Vilamoura, Portugal (October)


Organiser and speaker: 8th Cardiff Corneal Conference (July)


Invited speaker at Institute of Physics meeting, London (June)

Invited speaker at CCP13 meeting, Cambridge (July)

Invited speaker at Professor A.J. Bron Retirement Meeting, Oxford (September)


Invited speaker at symposium "Inherited Eye Diseases", Duke University, Durham, N.C.(August)

Invited speaker at Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium, Cambridge, UK. (September)

Invited speaker at EVER meeting, Alicante, Spain (October)