Support staff

Current



Adam Simmons
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.



Former

 

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. He’s now working for the School of Computing.

Publications with Slack G

Vancleef K, Serrano-Pedraza I, Sharp C, Slack G, Black C, Casanova T, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Burridge J, Puyat V, Ewane Enongue J, Gale H, Akotei H, Collier Z, Haggerty H, Smart K, Powell C, Taylor K, Clarke MP, Morgan G, Read JCA (2019)
ASTEROID: A New Clinical Stereotest on an Autostereo 3D Tablet
Translational Vision Science and Technology 8(1): 25 1-24



Carla Black
Carla Black
August 2016 – August 2017

Carla was 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! After ASTEROID, Carla went on to be a research project manager for Newcastle University Medical School.

Publications with Black C

Ushaw G, Sharp S, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Black C, Casanova T, Vancleef K, Read JCA, Morgan G (2017)
Analysis of Soft Data for Mass Provision of Stereoacuity Testing Through a Serious Game for Health
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health (DH '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA. 6 216-220

Vancleef K, Serrano-Pedraza I, Sharp C, Slack G, Black C, Casanova T, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Burridge J, Puyat V, Ewane Enongue J, Gale H, Akotei H, Collier Z, Haggerty H, Smart K, Powell C, Taylor K, Clarke MP, Morgan G, Read JCA (2019)
ASTEROID: A New Clinical Stereotest on an Autostereo 3D Tablet
Translational Vision Science and Technology 8(1): 25 1-24



Therese Casanova
Therese Casanova

August 2016 – August 2017
Therese was 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 was familiar with the constraints busy schools are under when they kindly allow us to test their pupils’ vision. She is now on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme.

Publications with Casanova T

Ushaw G, Sharp S, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Black C, Casanova T, Vancleef K, Read JCA, Morgan G (2017)
Analysis of Soft Data for Mass Provision of Stereoacuity Testing Through a Serious Game for Health
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health (DH '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA. 6 216-220

Vancleef K, Serrano-Pedraza I, Sharp C, Slack G, Black C, Casanova T, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Burridge J, Puyat V, Ewane Enongue J, Gale H, Akotei H, Collier Z, Haggerty H, Smart K, Powell C, Taylor K, Clarke MP, Morgan G, Read JCA (2019)
ASTEROID: A New Clinical Stereotest on an Autostereo 3D Tablet
Translational Vision Science and Technology 8(1): 25 1-24



JessHugill
Jess Hugill
August 2016 – August 2017

Jess was 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 was used to working with children. After ASTEROID, she went on to a research assistant job at Durham University, in the School of Education.

Publications with Hugill J

Ushaw G, Sharp S, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Black C, Casanova T, Vancleef K, Read JCA, Morgan G (2017)
Analysis of Soft Data for Mass Provision of Stereoacuity Testing Through a Serious Game for Health
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health (DH '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA. 6 216-220

Vancleef K, Serrano-Pedraza I, Sharp C, Slack G, Black C, Casanova T, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Burridge J, Puyat V, Ewane Enongue J, Gale H, Akotei H, Collier Z, Haggerty H, Smart K, Powell C, Taylor K, Clarke MP, Morgan G, Read JCA (2019)
ASTEROID: A New Clinical Stereotest on an Autostereo 3D Tablet
Translational Vision Science and Technology 8(1): 25 1-24



SheimaRafiq
Sheima Rafiq

August 2016 – August 2017

Sheima was a research assistant on the ASTEROID project: to develop a fun 3D vision test for children. She’s an orthoptist by training so brought valuable clinical skills to the project. Sheima returned to her orthoptics career with the NHS following the ASTEROID project.

Publications with Rafiq S

Ushaw G, Sharp S, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Black C, Casanova T, Vancleef K, Read JCA, Morgan G (2017)
Analysis of Soft Data for Mass Provision of Stereoacuity Testing Through a Serious Game for Health
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health (DH '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA. 6 216-220

Vancleef K, Serrano-Pedraza I, Sharp C, Slack G, Black C, Casanova T, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Burridge J, Puyat V, Ewane Enongue J, Gale H, Akotei H, Collier Z, Haggerty H, Smart K, Powell C, Taylor K, Clarke MP, Morgan G, Read JCA (2019)
ASTEROID: A New Clinical Stereotest on an Autostereo 3D Tablet
Translational Vision Science and Technology 8(1): 25 1-24


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

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


 

 

James Burridge
James Burridge

Lab Member September 2012 – September 2013

James worked with me to develop Android software for 3D smartphones, developing the very first prototype of what became our Asteroid stereotest. He went on to work for Accenture.

Publications with Burridge J

Vancleef K, Serrano-Pedraza I, Sharp C, Slack G, Black C, Casanova T, Hugill J, Rafiq S, Burridge J, Puyat V, Ewane Enongue J, Gale H, Akotei H, Collier Z, Haggerty H, Smart K, Powell C, Taylor K, Clarke MP, Morgan G, Read JCA (2019)
ASTEROID: A New Clinical Stereotest on an Autostereo 3D Tablet
Translational Vision Science and Technology 8(1): 25 1-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.