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Research Interests

My current research interest is the development of a Digital Learning Platform for teaching data science to clinicians.

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate Modules (lead)

- Clinical Visual Biology (OP1CVB)

- Ophthalmic Lenses (OP1OL1)

- Clinical Practice Development (OP2CPD)

Postgraduate Modules (lead)

- Basic Research Methods (OP4BRM)

- Advanced Research Methods (OP4ARM)



- August 2007 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Aston University Optometry School

- August 1990 - August 2007: Lecturer in Aston University Optometry School


The Dr. Lester Janoff Award for Writing Excellence recognizes the outstanding writing of a research article published in the ASCO Journal Optometric Education. The award is named in honor of Dr. Lester E. Janoff, editor of the Journal from 2002-2005, and long-time member of the editorial review board who was known as an exceptional optometric educator, administrator, contact lens clinician and researcher. Dr. Janoff was also a beloved mentor of young writers.

Drs. Mark Dunne and Bhavna Pancholi of Aston University are the recipients for 2019. Their article, Virtual Patient Instruction and Self-Assessment Accuracy in Optometry Students, was published in the Winter-Spring 2018 (Volume 43 Number 2) of Optometric Education.

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4113
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4048

Education/Academic qualification





BSc, Bangor University



  • RE Ophthalmology
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • big data
  • Bayes' rule
  • digital learning

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Research Output

Application of Bayes’ to the prediction of referral decisions made by specialist optometrists in relation to chronic open angle glaucoma

Gurney, J. C., Ansari, E., Harle, D., O’kane, N., Sagar, R. V. & Dunne, M. C. M., 9 Feb 2018, In : Eye. 32, p. 1074–1078

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • The influence on unaided vision of age, pupil diameter and spherocylindrical refractive error

    Rushton, R. M., Armstrong, R. A. & Dunne, M. C. M., Jul 2016, In : Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 99, 4, p. 328-335 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Survey of habits and attitudes to retinoscopy by optometrists in the UK

    Dunstone, D., Armstrong, R. & Dunne, M., 3 Jun 2013, In : Optometry in Practice. 14, 2, p. 45-54 10 p., C-31828.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Statistical guidelines for clinical studies of human vision

    Armstrong, R. A., Davies, L. N., Dunne, M. C. M. & Gilmartin, B., Mar 2011, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 31, 2, p. 123-136 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Thesis

    An optical study of human ocular dimensions

    Author: Dunne, M. C., 1987

    Supervisor: Barnes, D. A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy