Assistants

Current

Gareth Slack
Mar – Sep 2017

Gareth originally worked on the ASTEROID project while employed by local software company Fluid Pixel. Gareth created the artwork and animations as well as programming. We then employed him to help us add other vision tests.

Adam Simmons

2012 –

Adam is the Institute of Neuroscience insect technician, responsible for care and husbandry of our locusts and praying mantises, so he’s been helping us with the “Man, Mantis and Machine” project for a while. Since 2017, he’s also been employed as a research assistant running psychophysics experiments on both humans and mantises.



Carla Black
Carla Black
August 2016 – August 2017

Carla is a research assistant on the ASTEROID project: to develop a fun 3D vision test for children. She’s a qualified optometrist and also has finance and project management experience in industry – all very valuable skills for our project!



Therese Casanova
Therese Casanova

August 2016 – August 2017

Therese is a research assistant on the ASTEROID project: to develop a fun 3D vision test for children. She has an MSc in Health Psychology and previously worked as an administrator in a school, so she’s familiar with the constraints busy schools are under when they kindly allow us to test their pupils’ vision.



JessHugill
Jess Hugill
August 2016 – August 2017

Jess is a research assistant on the ASTEROID project: to develop a fun 3D vision test for children. She has an MSc in Psychology and previously worked as a primary school teacher, so she’s used to working with children.



SheimaRafiq
Sheima Rafiq

August 2016 – August 2017

Sheima is a research assistant on the ASTEROID project: to develop a fun 3D vision test for children. She’s an orthoptist by training so brings valuable clinical skills to the project.


Adam O'Neill
Adam O’Neill
October 2014 – October 2017

Adam is the Project Support Officer on the ASTEROID project which aims to develop a fun 3D vision test for children.


 

 


Former

 

James Burridge
James Burridge

Lab Member September 2012 – September 2013

James worked with me to develop Android software for 3D smartphones. He went on to work for Accenture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzi
Suzi Englebright

Lab Member Apr 2011 – Jul 2012

Suzi was the Project Administrator for an industry-funded project investigating user experience with 3D television. She now works in Newcastle University’s Finance & Planning department.



 


Kate Lane

Lab Member Aug 2010 – March 2011

Kate worked on a project with me and Dr Catherine O’Hanlon, studying a developmental pattern in children’s attention to colours and objects, using a touch screen monitor and RED eye tracking machine.