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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 1995 2018

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
Open Angle Glaucoma
Referral and Consultation
Optic Disk

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
Refractive Errors
Contact Lenses

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

Statistical Data Interpretation
Sample Size
Clinical Studies
European Union


A comparison between static and kinetic visual attention as a means of detecting age-related deterioration of the visual system and driving performance

Author: Phelps, N. R., 2001

Supervisor: Dunne, M. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


A comparison of computer aided learning and traditional didactic lectures for teaching clinical decision making skills to optometry undergraduates

Author: Pancholi, B., 9 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Dunne, M. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


A critical evaluation of contrast susceptibility as a predictor of driving accident involvement

Author: Slade, S. V., Dec 1998

Supervisor: Dunne, M. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


A new algorithm for the relationship between vision and ametropia

Author: Rushton, R., 24 Feb 2015

Supervisor: Dunne, M. C. (Supervisor) & Armstrong, R. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate


An optical study of human ocular dimensions

Author: Dunne, M. C., 1987

Supervisor: Barnes, D. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy