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Our innovative research delivers advances in knowledge to facilitate detection, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of vision disorders to improve quality of life.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), we were assessed as part of the 'Allied Health' unit of assessment, which was ranked 4th in the UK with an environmental ranking of 100%, and with 90% of our research deemed outstanding in terms of its reach and significance.

Neurodegeneration and Ageing


Our basic science and clinical research is focused around three themes: neuroscience and ageing; stem cells, regeneration and repair; and visual and ocular development.

Maggie DS


Our research delivers advances in fundamental knowledge, impact on clinical practice and improvements in quality of life.

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Learn more about our collaborations with leading vision researchers from around the world.

Vision Science

Facilities and equipment

Our School is housed in a dedicated facility enabling high quality teaching, clinical practice and research.


Research participation

We are frequently looking for members of the public to help with our research and there are a number of ways you can get involved.