Baljean serves on the board, and on the Community, Enterprise and Engagement Committees. 

Baljean is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Ophthalmologist at NHS Lothian’s Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion.

He has worked in Edinburgh for over 30 years, published over 200 papers, nine book chapters, two textbooks and is Programme Director for the MSc and ChM postgraduate courses in clinical ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh.

Baljean's research interests include eye imaging, age-related macular degeneration, stem cells and genetics, retinal diagnostics and therapies.