Melissa Emily Wright

Research student, Yr Ysgol Optometreg a Gwyddorau'r Golwg

Research Overview

In my PhD, I am using fMRI (3T and 7T) and psychophysics to investigate cortical reorganisation in glaucoma, as well as relationships between the functional architecture of the eye and brain. I am funded by a Fight for Sight PhD studentship.

Research Team

Dr Tony Redmond (Primary supervisor: School of Optometry and Vision sciences, Cardiff University)
Prof Krishna Singh (Second supervisor: CUBRIC, School of Psychology, Cardiff University)
Prof James E Morgan (Collaborator: School of Optometry and Vision sciences, Cardiff University)
Prof Simon Rushton (Collaborator: CUBRIC, School of Psychology, Cardiff University)
Dr Fergal A Ennis (Collaborator: School of Optometry and Vision sciences, Cardiff University)

Educational and Professional Qualifications

2016 – Present: PhD: Cardiff University
2015 – 2016: MSc Neuroimaging: Methods and applications: Cardiff University
2011 – 2015: BSc (1st class) Psychology with integrated placement: Aston University

Academic Positions

05/2015 – 07/2015 – Research assistant, School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Coventry University.
09/2013 – 03/2015 – Honorary research assistant, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
06/2014 – 09/2014 – Research assistant internship, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.
05/2013 – 08/2013 – Research assistant internship, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.
06/2012 – 08/2012 – Research assistant internship, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.

Conference/seminar presentations

Wright, M. & Cooke, R. (2013). Feedback Interventions to Reduce Drinking in Undergraduate Students; Preliminary Meta-analysis Results. Oral presentation, Ingestive Behaviour Group Seminar Series - University of Birmingham.

Honours and Awards

2015: British Psychological Society: BPS undergraduate prize for highest graded dissertation
2015: Cardiff University: Masters Excellence scholarship

Professional Memberships

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
Postgraduate member of the British Neuroscience Association

Innovation and Engagement

I have twice represented the British Psychological Society at the ‘Big Bang’ Fair at Birmingham, NEC, and also acted as a demonstrator during the ‘Brain Games’, Cardiff University.

Dr Tony Redmond

Lecturer, Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research

External profiles