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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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