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Ms Angela Cree BSc

Senior Research Manager Vision Sciences

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Ms Angela Cree is Senior Research Manager Vision Sciences within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Angela is Senior Research Manager in Vision Sciences within Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine based at University Hospital Southampton.

She graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield and trained as a molecular biologist in the field of neurodegenerative disease:

Vision Science 2005-present
Molecular analysis of degenerative eye diseases: age-related macular degeneration (AMD), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and rod cone degeneration.

Her current position in the Vision Sciences research team in Southampton supports basic science, in the integrated laboratory and clinical ophthalmic research program led by Professor Andrew Lotery. Angela helped formulate their recent impact statement.

Multiple Sclerosis 1988-1994
Molecular analysis of myelin protein genes, specifically the structure and chromosomal localization of the human 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase (CNPase) gene, and subsequent mutation screening in a multiple sclerosis cohort.


BSc, Biochemistry, University of Sheffield (1988)

Appointments held

2012 - Present University of Southampton Senior Research Manager Clinical Neurosciences

2006 - 2012 University of Southampton Research Assistant Clinical Neurosciences

2005 - 2006 University of Southampton Research Assistant Human Genetics.

1994 - 2005 Career Break

1988 - 1994 University of Southampton Research Assistant Clinical Biochemistry

Research interests

The Vision Sciences Research Team (Fig 1) have collaborative links with:

Faculty of Medicine Research Themes:

Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences and Engineering Subject Areas

Research Centres and Institutes:

Translational Partnerships:

Funding Partnerships:


British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) 

Fight Against Blindness (FAB) 

Fight for Sight

T F C Frost Charitable Trust

Gift of Sight 

Macular Society

National  Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reducation of Animals in Research 

National eye Research Centre 

NHS National Institute for Health Research 

Rosetrees Trust

Wessex Medical Research  

Vision Sciences Research Team
Vision Sciences Research Team (Fig 1)


Clinical and Experimental Sciences

Postgraduate & Undergraduate Student Supervision (Project co-ordinator)

2014 Alasdair Warwick Current Academic Foundation Programme student
2013 Philip Alexander Current DM student
2012 Gareth Ward Current PhD student
2010 Charles Pierce Current DM student
2009 Jocelyn Cherry Academic Clinical Fellow
2008 Sam Khandhadia MBBS MRCOphth PhD. Graduated 2013
2008-9 Katherine Beeson Intercalated BSc 1st class Hons
2007-8 Sebastian Foster 4th year Study in Depth BM5 student
2006 Aris Konstantopoulos MSc student. Graduated 2009
2006-7 Thomas Marks Intercalated BSc 2.2 Hons

Faculty of Medicine

Post Graduate Supervisor Forum Member
Broad Interest Next Generation Sequencing (BINGS) Group Member
Clinical Neurosciences and Clinical & Experimental Sciences Board Member

University of Southampton

Gift of Sight Board Member 2007-10 and fundraiser 2005-present
University of Southampton Voices 2013-present

National responsibilities

UK NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio Study Coordinator for:

UKCRN ID 7646 Iris tissue for stem cell research
UKCRN ID 8548 A molecular genetics study of primary open angle glaucoma
UKCRN ID 9278 Differentiation potential of cells derived from human corneal limbus
UKCRN ID 10812 Pharmacogenetic correlations in age related macular degeneration 

International responsibilities

International Age-related Macular Degeneration Genetic Consortium (IAMDGC) Member
International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium (IGGC) Member

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Co-ordinating project supervisor for post-graduate (PhD, DM) students and undergraduate (MMedSc) students within Vision Sciences.

Ms Angela Cree
Clinical Neurosciences Faculty of Medicine University of Southampton Southampton General Hospital Mailpoint 806 Lab & Path Block Tremona Road Southampton SO16 6YD

Room Number: SGH/LD69/MP806

Telephone:(023) 8120 3941

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