Department:Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences
Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation
Our Head of Department, John is an active researcher in the visual sciences with a particular interest in developing professional practice in optometry and ophthalmic dispensing.
John is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Member of the College of Optometrists, UK and Founder Member of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics. A graduate in optometry from the University of Melbourne, Australia, John also completed a Clinical Masters degree in Melbourne and a PhD in physiological optics at the University of Houston, USA.
After a post-doctoral fellowship in neurophysiology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Canada and a short period as research fellow in Houston, he returned to Australia to establish the Clinic Research Unit at the then Victorian College of Optometry. In late 1997 he moved to Aston University in the UK to take up a lectureship in optometry and, in January 2001, moved to Anglia Ruskin University. John is a registered optometrist with the UK's General Optical Council and the Optometry Board of Australia.
BOptom (Hons) Optometry (Binocular and Paediatric Vision module)
Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Formankiewicz, M.A., Waugh S.J. and Aydin, S. 2015. Evidence for an Eye-Movement Contribution to Normal Foveal Crowding. Optometry and Vision Science, 92(2).
Norgett, Y. and Siderov, J., 2014. Foveal Crowding Differs in Children and Adults. Journal of Vision, 14(12), pp.1-10.
Siderov, J., Waugh, S.J. and Bedell, H.E., 2014. Foveal Contour Interaction on the Edge: Response to 'Letter-to-the-Editor' by Drs Coates and Levi. Vision Research, 96, pp.145-148.
Sailoganathan, A., Siderov, J. and Osuobeni, E., 2013. A New Gujarati Language logMAR Visual Acuity Chart: Development and Validation. Indian J Ophthalmology, 61, pp.557-561.
Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Waugh, S.J., Zemanova, R., Pluhacek, F. and Musilova, L., 2013. Contour Interaction for Foveal Acuity Targets at Different Luminance. Vision Research, 89, pp.90-95.
Siderov, J. and Hughes, J. Development of Robust Methods of Assessment of Clinical Competency in Ophthalmic Dispensing – Results of a Pilot Trial. Health and Social Care Education, 2(1), pp.30-36.
Siderov, J., Waugh, S.J. and Bedell, H.E., 2013. Foveal Contour Interaction for Low Contrast Acuity Targets. Vision Research, 77, pp.10-13.
Norgett, Y. and Siderov, J., 2011. Crowding in Children’s Visual Acuity Tests – Effect of Test Design and Age. Optometry and Vision Science, 88(8), pp.920-927.