Dr Senay Aydin

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

Department:Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Senay is a qualified dispensing optician and optometrist from Germany. She is interested in the processing of information in the visual system.



Senay works as a senior lecturer at the Vision and Hearing Sciences Department since July 2012. Her training in ophthalmic dispensing and optometry were obtained in Berlin, Germany. She joined Anglia Ruskin University after having completed her PhD in the Department of Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, UK. Senay teaches in ophthalmic dispensing and optometry courses mainly related to the dispensing aspects of the profession. She is also a fellow of the higher education academy.

Research interests

  • Ageing and visual perception
  • Eye movement related studies investigating visual processing of information
  • Reading and perception


Boptom (Hons) Optometry, BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing, FdSc Ophthalmic Dispensing


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Diploma in Optometry (1st Class Hons), University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Formankiewicz, M.A., Waugh, S.J. & Aydin, S. (2015)

Evidence for an eye-movement contribution to foveal crowding in normal observers.
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 92(2):237-45.

Mucke, S., Strang, N.C., Aydin, S., Mallen, E.A.H., Seidel, D., Manahilov, V., (2013).
Spatial frequency selectivity of visual suppression during convergence eye movements. Vision Research, 89, 96 - 101.

Aydin S, Strang NC, Manahilov V (2013). Age-related deficits in attentional control of perceptual rivalry. Vision Research, 77, 32-40.

Recent presentations and conferences

Aydin, S.,Adeleye, M., Siderov J., Chima S.A., Bedell, H.E., Waugh, S.J., Gautier, J., (2014) 'The influence of crowding on eye movements: A preliminary study'. Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, Florida, USA.

Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Formankiewicz, M.A., Waugh, S.J. & Aydin, S., (2013) 'Evidence for an eye-movement contribution to foveal crowding'. American Academy of Optometry, Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 23 – 26 October 2013.

Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. & Aydin, S., (2013) 'Visual acuity and crowding in adults with infantile nystagmus'. Third International Nystagmus Research Workshop, Abingdon, UK, 5 – 7 September 2013.