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Research Interests

My main area of research interest is visual perception, with a focus on motion processing related to optic flow. I am also interested in how the brain processes visual durations/ temporal experience. Currently I am investigating this through two key strategies: 

1) Investigation of motion-sensitive visual areas in the human brain.

These projects aim to identify the functional differences and connections between motion-sensitive visual areas in the human brain (MT/TO-1, MST/TO-2, V3A). This involves the use of neuroimaging (fMRI), neurostimulation (TMS), and behavioural measures (psychophysics).

2) Impact of pathology on perception.

Increases in blur or reduction in contrast can affect perception of moving scenes; these projects investigate the threshold-level perception of individuals with cataracts (with PhD student Ayah Al-Rababah).

Teaching Activity

  • Module leader: Optics and Medical Imaging (BSc Optometry; OP1OMI)
  • Module leader: Senses and Perception (Foundation; LHS0SP)
  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc Optometry)
  • Lecturer: Introduction to Neurosensory Science (MSc Clinical Sciences (Neurosensory Sciences); NS1NS1)
  • Lecturer: Ophthalmic and Vision Sciences (MSc Clinical Sciences (Neurosensory Sciences); NS2VS1)


  • 2016-2019   Postdoctoral Researcher, Optometry, University of Bradford
  • 2014-2014   Lecturer (maternity cover), Psychology, University of Bradford
  • 2012-2015   PhD Student, Optometry, University of Bradford
  • 2012-2012   Research Assistant, Psychlogy, University of York


  • 2012-2015    PhD in Vision Science, Prof Declan McKeefry, University of Bradford
  • 2009-2012    BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of York

Funding Applications and Awards

  • 2017    Silmo Academy Bursary (€10,000)

Administrative Roles

  • 2020-p    HLS Quality Sub-committee Member
  • 2019-p    AVA Social Media Officer
  • 2019-p    WVUK Outreach/Communications Officer
  • 2019-p    Equality and Diversity Committee Member


  • 2018    'Best Oral Presentation', AVA Meeting
  • 2016    'Student Travel Award', VSS
  • 2015    'Best Oral Presentation', BCOVS
  • 2014    'Best Oral Presentation', BCOVS
  • 2013    'Best Poster Presentation', BCOVS

Contact Details


Room: VS129


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