Professor Fiona Stapleton was awarded her PhD from City University and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London for her research on the pathogenesis and epidemiology of contact lens-related disease and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University College London.  Fiona is a clinical scientist with expertise in epidemiology and clinical research in the fields of corneal infection, dry eye and contact lens related disease.

She holds numerous memberships and executive affiliations with scientific organisations, is a regular reviewer for a range of journals, belongs to the international editorial board of three journals, has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, has contributed 19 chapters to textbooks and published one book. She has contributed to the last three Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society International Workshop and acted more recently as subcommittee chair and member of the steering committee for both the Contact Lens Discomfort and DEWS II workshops. She is an international advisor to the Asia Cornea Society Infectious Keratitis study.

She is vice president of the International Society for Contact Lens Research.  In 2011 she received the University of Houston College of Optometry award for Distinguished Research in Cornea & Contact Lenses and in 2012 she received both the American Academy of Optometry Max Shapero and Garland Clay awards and delivered the British Contact Lens Association Pioneers Lecture. In 2015, she received the British Contact Lens Association Medal. She is a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Therapies section of the American Academy of Optometry.