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Matt J Dunn  PhD FHEA MCOptom

Dr Matt J Dunn

PhD FHEA MCOptom

Lecturer

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Email
DunnMJ1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 70576
Campuses
Optometry and Vision Sciences, Room Room 2.12, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
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Overview

Research in my lab is focused on exposing the mechanisms underlying disorders of visual perception – including blindsight, Charles Bonnet Syndrome (hallucinations), visual dyslexia and infantile nystagmus. In particular, I am interested in the role of involuntary eye movements in perceptual (in)stability. My interest in eyetracking extends to the clinical application of eyetrackers in routine eyecare and neurology practice. I am the author of the popular ophthalmology e-textbook Dunn Vision Reference and am the founder and general coordinator of the International Society for Clinical Eye Tracking (ISCET).

We typically recruit patients with orthoptic or perceptual disorders in order to better understand visual physiology. If you have a neurological visual disorder and are interested in taking part in research, please click here for more information.

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Thesis

Research

Matt J Dunn is an optometrist and lecturer at Cardiff University (UK). His research focuses on perceptual disorders, compensation of eye movements, and utilizing eyetrackers to improve diagnostic techniques such as perimetry and visual evoked potentials. Matt has 27 publications in peer-reviewed journals, mostly involving nystagmus. He has recently coordinated international projects including the development of eyetracking research publishing guidelines and establishing the International Society for Clinical Eye Tracking (ISCET).

Academic CV can be downloaded here.

Teaching

I deliver the Perception lecture series and run orthoptics teaching clinics. I am recognised as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Modules currently taught

OP2206 Perception
OP3103 Binocular Vision (clinic lead)
OP4001 Introduction to Clinical Optometry Practice
OP3207 Research in Optometry and Vision Science
OP0205 Introductory Optometry
OPT006 Paediatric Ophthalmology
OPT007 Eye Care for People with Learning Disabilities

Modules previously taught

OP3205 Occupational Optometry, Law and Business (module leader)
OP3104 Abnormal Ocular Conditions
OP2206 Colour Vision and Perception (module leader)
OP3106 Visual Perception (module leader)
OP2207 Visual Perception (module leader)
OP2201 Clinical Studies and Dispensing
OP2104 Binocular Vision
OP3103 Primary Eye Care
OP2103 Investigative Techniques
Doctoral Academy MATLAB programming

 

Biography

Professional memberships

  • GOC registered optometrist
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the College of Optometrists (MCOptom)

Academic positions

2016 – Present Lecturer, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
2014 – 2016 Research Associate, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
2013 – 2015 Teacher, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
2014 – 2014 Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
2013 – 2014 Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
2010 – 2013 Clinical supervisor, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

Journal reviewer for:

  • Behavior Research Methods
  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Journal of Ophthalmology
  • PLOS One
  • Cognition
  • Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
  • Vision Research
  • Eye
  • Current Eye Research
  • Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Acta Psychologica
  • Therapeutic Advances in Rare Disease
  • Optometry and Vision Science
  • Strabismus
  • Journal of Eye Movement Research
  • British and Irish Orthoptic Journal
  • Optometry in Practice

Grant reviewer for:

  • Medical Research Council
  • Macular Society
  • Nystagmus Network

Supervisions

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with me, please get in touch or click here for more information.

Current supervision

Khawlah Alfaifi

Khawlah Alfaifi

Research student

Bader Almagren

Bader Almagren

Research student

Katherine Ward

Katherine Ward

Research student

Past projects

  • Dr Mason T Wells – Cinematic scanning: using movie watching fMRI to investigate the function and organisation of the visual brain
  • Dr Nikita Thomas – Development of a novel gaze-contingent perimeter and assessment of retinal structure in infantile nystagmus

Specialisms

  • Perception
  • Eye tracking
  • Psychophysics