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 Katherine Ward

Katherine Ward

Research student,

Overview

My PhD research will involve using eye tracking and psychophysical techniques to study how visual perception is affected in nystagmus - a condition which results in a continuous ‘to-and-fro’ movement of the eyes - in order to evaluate novel methods for testing vision in individuals with nystagmus. I will also be using neuroimaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural pathways involved in mediating eye movements in nystagmus, in the hope of better understanding the neural underpinnings of this condition.

Research

Research interests

My PhD research will involve using eye tracking and psychophysical techniques to study how visual perception is affected in nystagmus - a condition which results in a continuous ‘to-and-fro’ movement of the eyes - in order to evaluate novel methods for testing vision in individuals with nystagmus. I will also be using neuroimaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural pathways involved in mediating eye movements in nystagmus, in the hope of better understanding the neural underpinnings of this condition.

Teaching

I am a supervisor in the third-year undergraduate contact lens clinic.

Supervisors