Our group has a wealth of international experience in research, research training and teaching in optometry, vision and computer sciences.
Our research interests lie in understanding basic processes and neural mechanisms of normal visual perception in areas of spatio-temporal vision, eye movements, image processing, colour vision, stereopsis and binocular vision.
We’re also interested in understanding how visual mechanisms differ in developing, ageing, anomalous, or diseased visual systems such as in 'lazy eye' or amblyopia, 'wobbly eyes' or nystagmus, or in sickle cell disease. We aim to apply scientific principles to our understanding of clinical conditions and to develop new diagnostic or therapeutic tools.
We use psychophysical tools of investigation and also conduct research projects using eye movement recording and visual electrophysiology to enhance our ability to answer basic scientific and clinical questions.
We include researchers from the universities of Cambridge, Cardiff, Indiana, Houston, McGill, Melbourne, Rennes, City and Glasgow Caledonian Universities, and the National University of Malaysia. We have have a history of publication in high-ranking vision science and optometry journals and have attracted grants from research councils, charitable trusts, the Malaysian and Ghanaian governments, and industry. Our researchers act as reviewers for top-ranking scientific journals and research-granting agencies, and examiners of doctoral theses in the UK and overseas.
We’re strengthened by a growing postdoctoral research fellow and PhD student base. Our postdoctoral fellows have previous experience in using psychophysical and computer science approaches to study vision, in academic (University of Rennes, France; National University of Malaysia) and industry-supported (IRISA: Institute for research in computer science and random systems) environments. Current (and past) PhD students hail from India, Germany, Ghana, Malaysia and the UK.
Find out more about our group members by exploring their staff profiles.
Dr Leticia Alvaro
Dr Matilda Biba
Dr Akash Chima