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After an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, I subsequently completed a Ph.D. in the Artificial Intelligence and Vision Research Unit (AIVRU) at the University of Sheffield, examining neural control of 3D eye position. I then held a two year post-doctoral position with Profs. Laurence Maloney and Mike Landy at New York University, U.S.A. After subsequent post-doctoral work in Glasgow and Cardiff, I took a 2 year break from academia to work in the mathematical modelling group at the Centre for Human Sciences, QinetiQ Ltd. In 2007 I resumed my academic career with a 2 year independent research fellowship from the Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (WICN). In 2009 I took up a faculty position at the University of Manchester.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Editorial board member for Perception and iPerception

Applied Vision Association

Vision Sciences Society

Research interests

Perception and Action

Contour and shape; motion processing; optic flow; binocular vision; sensory integration; Bayesian vision; shape from texture; eye movements; extra-ocular mechanics and control

Human Judgement and Decision Making

Perception of randomness; Perceptual, perceptuo-motor and cognitive decision making under risk


Mathematical modelling for Psychology and Neuroscience; Models of human performance and behaviour

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Dementia@Manchester
  • Digital Futures
  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing


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