I studied optometry at the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck, graduating with a B.Sc. degree in optometry in 2009. For my final year thesis, which dealt with the risk of increased intraocular pressure when playing wind instruments, I was awarded the Rupp & Hubrach Science Award for the best thesis in optometry in Germany. For my postgraduate studies in Gunter Loffler’s laboratory at the Department of Vision Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University, I investigated aspects of shape and contour perception. I continued with this line of work as a postdoctoral research fellow in Frederick Kingdom’s laboratory at the McGill Vision Research Unit and conducted research that in addition involved the application of signal detection theory. In 2016, I joined the Laboratory for Cortico-Cortical Communication & Processing (now Farivar Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience) at McGill University to investigate the visual functions of patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and stroke, where I conducted psychophysical, transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging (fMRI) experiments to understand the mechanisms underlying frequently described visual discomfort after TBI. I have been a lecturer in optometry at the University of Plymouth since 2017. More information about my research interests can be found here [Link].

CV   (August,  2019)