Dr Sarah Hull
MBBS, MA, FRCOphth, PhD
Cataract and Strabismus Surgeon
Genetics and Strabismus Specialist
Fellow in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Auckland DHB, New Zealand 2019-2020
Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London 2017-2018
Research Fellow in Ophthalmic Genetics, Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Hospital, London 2013-2016
About Sarah’s career
Sarah joined Auckland Eye in 2021 as a specialist in paediatrics and genetics. Born and bred in Manchester, Sarah completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. After some years in general medicine and A&E, Sarah was accepted into the North London Ophthalmology training scheme, completing FRCOphth qualifications in 2011.
Over the next eight years, she worked as a specialist registrar at several hospitals across London including Moorfields Eye Hospital. In 2019, she was awarded a paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship with The University of Auckland, sparking her move to New Zealand. That would lead to her subsequent appointment as consultant ophthalmologist at Auckland District Health Board in 2020.
Stand-out career moments for Sarah include completing her PhD in 2016. Her research in inherited retinal dystrophies is the foundation for her speciality in genetic eye diseases and has led to further publications and research opportunities, as well as international conference presentations. She is currently one of three genetic eye specialists in New Zealand.
Over the years, Sarah has dedicated herself to training the next generation of ophthalmologists, including as a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. Sarah is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma and an honorary research associate at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology since 2016.
Sarah says she’s been incredibly fortunate in her career to have learned from and trained with some of the world’s most renowned specialists. It’s what drives her to bring her best self to work every day. Her favourite part of the job is getting to know the people and families she works with and being able to provide them with the most advanced treatment, so they can get on with living happy and fulfilled lives.
Outside of work, Sarah’s two young daughters keep her busy. She loves adventure, taking any chance she can get to explore the Hauraki Gulf or travel to new places. In her downtime, you’ll find Sarah hitting the pavement for a run or catching up with friends.