Dr Matt J Dunn

Dr Matt J Dunn

Teacher

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Email:
dunnmj1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 208 70576
Location:
Room 2.14, Maindy Road, Optometreg a Gwyddorau'r Golwg , Heol Maendy, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF24 4HQ
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Research Overview

My major research interests are in psychophysics, oculomotor neurology and visual perception. I have a particular focus on understanding the neuropsychology underpinning perceptual experience in infantile nystagmus.

 

Teaching Overview

I teach optometry and orthoptics in the clinical setting. I also currently deliver the  Visual Perception  lecture series to second and third year undergraduates at Cardiff University.

 

Modules currently taught:

OP2206 - Visual Perception

OP3103 - Binocular Vision

OP3101 - Primary Care

OP0205 - Introductory Optometry

MATLAB programming (staff & postgraduate training course)

 

Modules previously taught:

OP3106 & OP2207 $acirc; Visual Perception (module leader)

OP2104 $acirc; Binocular Vision

OP2103 $acirc; Investigative Techniques

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

2010 $acirc; 2014: PhD, Quantifying Perception and Oculomotor Instability in Infantile Nystagmus

2006-2009: BSc (Hons) Optometry, Cardiff University

 

Academic Positions:                      

2013 - Present: Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University

2013 $acirc; Present: Teacher, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

2010 $acirc; 2013: Clinical supervisor, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

 

Innovation and Engagement:                

2011 $acirc; 2013: Science in Health: Live! - Interactive event encouraging high school students to pursue careers in science

2013: Nystagmus Network International Research Workshop (Abingdon, UK) $acirc; $acirc; Appropriate measures of visual performance in infantile nystagmus: Acuity is not enough$acirc;

2013: European Conference on Eye Movements (Lund, Sweden) $acirc; $acirc; Involuntary saccade initiation is related to the timing of voluntary saccades in infantile nystagmus$acirc;

2013: ARVO (Seattle, US) $acirc; $acirc; Visual acuity in infantile nystagmus in the absence of image motion$acirc;

 

Awards:

  • Cambridge Research Systems AVA travel award
  • ARVO international travel grant

Anrhydeddau a Dyfarniadau

  • Cambridge Research Systems AVA travel award
  • ARVO international travel grant

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • 2013 - Present: Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
  • 2013 – Present: Teacher, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2010 – 2013: Clinical supervisor, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff Univers

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

  • 2011 – 2013: Science in Health: Live! - Interactive event encouraging high school students to pursue careers in science
  • 2013: Nystagmus Network International Research Workshop (Abingdon, UK) – "Appropriate measures of visual performance in infantile nystagmus: Acuity is not enough"
  • 2013: European Conference on Eye Movements (Lund, Sweden) – "Involuntary saccade initiation is related to the timing of voluntary saccades in infantile nystagmus"
  • 2013: ARVO (Seattle, US) – "Visual acuity in infantile nystagmus in the absence of image motion

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2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Research Topics and Related Projects:

Current research projects include investigations into:

  • Spatial and temporal constraints of visual perception in infantile nystagmus
  • Biometric correlates of post-saccadic oscillations
  • Clinical software for oculomotor pathology assessment
  • Gait analysis in individuals affected by hemispatial neglect
  • Voluntary and involuntary eye movement interaction

 

Funding:

MJ Dunn (PI) & JT Erichsen, £14,552 Establishing clinical measures of temporal visual function in infantile nystagmus, Nystagmus Network UK, 2013

MJ Dunn (PI) & JT Erichsen, £1,500, Nystagmus analysis software development grant, Nystagmus Network UK, 2013

Research Collaborators:

Prof Chris Harris, Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, Plymouth University, Visual Perception in Infantile Nystagmus

Dr Sam Hutton, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Biometric Correlates of Post-Saccadic Oscillations

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Mason Wells

Mason Wells

Research student

Nikita Thomas

Nikita Thomas

Research student

James Brawn

James Brawn

Research student

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