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Professor Edward Mallen

PositionHead of School of Optometry and Vision Science
LocationF3, Richmond building
DepartmentBradford School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 236231

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Ed teaches mainly on the second year of the optometry degree programme.

He is coordinator for the modules in:

  • Clinical Optometry and Communication Skills
  • General and Ocular Pharmacology


He went to Aston University in 1999 to conduct research in myopia under the supervision of Professor Bernard Gilmartin and Dr James Wolffsohn, and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Ed joined the Bradford optometry staff in 2003.

Study History

Ed studied optometry at Aston University, and completed pre-registration training in private optometric practice in Worcestershire. 

Professional Activities

  • Vice President, The College of Optometrists

Research Areas

Ed's primary research interests are the development of refractive error, accommodation control, neural adaptation to blur, and adaptive optics.

His research work has received financial support from:

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • The Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians
  • The Faculty of Life Sciences
  • The College of Optometrists
  • The Visual Research Trust

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