I principally study visual dysfunction in neurological disease, especially stroke.
My focus is on brain plasticity and the mechanisms underlying recovery of visual function, with the aim of enhancing recovery, particularly through neurorehabilitation.
I use brain imaging, psychophysics and eye tracking to measure visual function, visual behaviour and activity in brain networks in people who have lost vision following stroke. I am working on understanding how the visual system can be trained through repeated visual tasks by "perceptual learning", and particularly how this varies between individuals. I am also working to use knowledge of how people perform visual activitites following visual ...
I was born and schooled in North Lincolnshire in the UK. In 1998 I graduated from medical school in Cambridge, UK (St John's College). In 2010 I completed my PhD, also in Cambridge. I currently work as a Consultant Stroke Neurologist at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK, and I am an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Early Career Research Fellow in the University of Bristol. I was recently awarded The Stroke Association Thompson Family Senior Clinical Lectureship to work on real-world individualised rehabilitation in visual loss due to stroke.
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