Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
Professor Ashworth provides medicolegal reports in the following areas
Area of expertise: Paediatric Ophthalmology including Paediatric Strabismus, cerebral visual impairment, trauma, retinopathy of prematurity.
Jane Ashworth has been a Consultant at MREH for over 15 years providing a general ophthalmic service and a tertiary referral service in clinical and surgical Paediatric Ophthalmology. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester, and Head of School of Ophthalmology at Health Education North West. Previous posts include Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology to the University of Manchester (2000-2005) and Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Ophthalmology (2005-2007). She has authored or co-authored more than 80 research papers, 4 book chapter and has co-edited a textbook on genetics for ophthalmologists (Elsevier).
Professor Ashworth has carried out medicolegal work in paediatric ophthalmology since 2016, and has been awarded the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate. Her work is approximately 70% claimant, 25% defendant and 5% joint and she has appeared in Court several occasions. She has been on the GMC medicolegal expert witness list since 2021, providing expert evidence in fitness to practice cases.
Qualifications: BMBCh (Oxon) FRCOphth, PhD