Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Clinical Investigation and Visual Sciences

Research areas: theoretical and clinical aspects of perimetric measures of the visual field including drugrelated visual field defects, spatial and contrast scaling for equalising performance in recognition tasks across the visual field, the refinement of electrophysiological techniques for assessing retinal processing, electrophysiological measures of retinal processing in protanopia, retinal imaging in glaucoma, effects, mechanisms and risk factors in diabetic retinopathy, clinical measures of motion processing in children, aetiology, impact and management of visual defects in children with Down's Syndrome, electrophysiological measures of vision in children with Down's Syndrome, motion perception in normal and abnormal vision, quantification of tear film properties, corneal sensitivity, new electrophysiological techniques for assessing retinal processing, visual performance in low vision and image-enhancement techniques, eye movements and vision in nystagmus, vision and visual defects in Down's Syndrome.

Entry requirements

2.1 class UK Honours degree, or equivalent.

Sponsorship information

Research councils; charities; industrial sponsorship; departmental studentships; the group is supported by grants from organisations such as: the Wellcome Trust; Leverhume Trust; Welsh Office for Research and Development; PPP; BUPA; numerous other charitable and/or industrial sources.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Heath Park Campus Cardiff CF14 4XN Wales

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029 208 70084