Professor Tim Meese

Tim Meese

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Research interests

  • Spatial vision
  • Contrast gain control
  • Binocular vision
  • Depth perception
  • Psychophysical methods
  • Complex motion and optic flow


Born in 1964, Tim had a brief career as a telecommunications engineer with British Telecom, then graduated from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1989 with a first class joint honours degree in Computer Science and Psychology. He studied for a PhD under the supervision of Mark Georgeson at the University of Bristol and completed his thesis entitled 'Feature Coding in Human Pattern Vision' in 1993. He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham for three years investigating optic flow and complex motion with Mike Harris. He took up an appointment at the Department of Vision Sciences as a Lecturer in 1996, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003, Reader in 2008 and Professor in 2011 when he also became the director of Aston University's Centre for Vision and Hearing Research. He has been on the executive committee of the AVA for over 15 years (Chairman from 2008-2012) and has been a regular organizer of the AVA Christmas Meeting since 1996. He is one of two chief editors for the journals Perception and i-Perception and has over 60 full publications. He has held funding from The Wellcome Trust, The Leverhulme Trust, BBSRC and EPSRC.

Teaching Activity

Vision Science and Research Methods (Optometry): Second year undergraduate module leader.

Elective studies (Optometry): Third year module leader.

Advanced Visual Science (Optometry): Ophthalmic doctorate module contributor.

Cognitive Neurosciences (Psychology): MSc contributor/lecturer.

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Life & Health Sciences

Organisational unit: School

  1. Pattern integration in the normal and abnormal human visual system

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

  2. Interocular suppression and contrast gain control in human vision

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

  3. From detection of complex motion to descriptions of moving surfaces in human vision

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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  1. McGill University

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

  2. i-Perception (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  3. Perception (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

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