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Neuroscience and ageing

Vision Sciences

Our neuroscience and ageing research into the basis of eye disease and ageing processes facilitates the development of new methods for detecting, monitoring and treating neurodegenerative and age-related eye conditions.

Age-related eye disease accounts for more than 70% of all vision loss in the UK, with macular disease being the leading cause.

Our research provides an ideal platform for the development of new and improved methods for the detection and management of visual problems relating to the nervous system and ageing.

Our research is enhanced by strong links with the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, the Dementia Research Institute (DRI), and the Cardiff University Brain Imaging Research Centre (CUBRIC).

Staff members

Professor Jonathan Erichsen

Professor Jonathan Erichsen

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Email
erichsenjt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5656
Professor Tom Margrain

Professor Tom Margrain

Director of Research

Email
margrainth@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 76118
Professor Rachel North

Professor Rachel North

Professor of Optometry

Email
north@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5114
Professor Marcela Votruba

Professor Marcela Votruba

Professor and Hon. Consultant in Ophthalmology

Email
votrubam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 0117
Dr Julie Albon

Dr Julie Albon

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director of Research, Optic Nerve Head Group Leader, HTA Person designate for Cathays Park HTA satellite licence

Email
albonj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75427
Dr Matt J Dunn

Dr Matt J Dunn

Lecturer, Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research

Email
dunnmj1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 208 70576
Dr Lee McIlreavy

Dr Lee McIlreavy

Lecturer

Email
mcilreavyl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 208 70134
Dr Justyn Regini

Dr Justyn Regini

Lecturer

Email
reginijw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 70061
Dr Malgorzata Rozanowska

Dr Malgorzata Rozanowska

Senior Lecturer

Email
rozanowskamb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75057
Dr Ashley Wood

Dr Ashley Wood

Lecturer

Email
wooda2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75063

Research groups

Our neuro-degeneration and ageing theme is pursued within six collaborative groups: