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Vision and Hearing Sciences Research Group

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The Vision and Hearing Sciences Research Group consists of academic staff with a wealth of international experience in research, training and teaching in audiology, optometry and vision sciences.

Our interests are diverse and include low vision, myopia, visual function in specialist groups such as the deaf and people with autism, contact lenses, vision in sport, vision for driving, and reading difficulties. We look at the basic science and the clinical application of these subjects.

We collaborate with a number of universities and institutions, including Vrije University, Amsterdam; Elite School of Optometry, India; Manipal University, India; the College of Optometrists; International Paralympic Committee; UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; Linköping University, Sweden; University College London; Lamar University, USA; Moorfields Eye Hospital; University of Cambridge; and University of Essex. We also collaborate with the Vision and Eye Research Institute (VERI).

We have a history of publication in high-ranking journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Sports Medicine, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, Frontiers in Psychology, Vision Research, Journal of Vision, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Ear and Hearing.

We have attracted grants from numerous sources including NIHR-EME, ESRC, The Agitos Foundation, Action Medical Research, College of Optometrists, The British Society of Audiology.

We regularly contribute to clinical continuing education, in publications such as Optician, Optometry Today, Optometry in Practice, Optometric Quarterly, ENT News, and BSA Audacity.


Academic staff

PhD researchers

Activities, projects and partnerships