Miss Hawkes is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon with a subspecialist interest in oculoplastic surgery, facial aesthetics and cataract surgery. She is the lead for Emergency Eye Care at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation trust where she holds a substantive NHS consultant post.
Miss Hawkes obtained her primary medical degrees from Imperial College, London and has trained at Harvard Medical School, Boston. She undertook postgraduate medical and surgical training at St Mary's Hospital, London before embarking on a career in Ophthalmic Surgery. She completed Ophthalmic Surgical Training on the prestigious Oxford rotation and spent time at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.