I’m a final year PhD student at the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University and my research is focused on understanding human colour perception. Colour science is a broad and varied topic. To form a full understanding of how humans see colour we need to understand the physics of light, the physiology and functionality of the human visual system, from the retina to the cortex, and how cognition influences colour perception. At the moment, the studies that we work on in the lab are aimed at probing the limits of human colour constancy, asking how and why individual differences in colour perception arise (such as differences in perception of the blue/black and white/gold dress) and developing computational models that predict colour appearance and colour discrimination ability for different groups of individuals.
Before joining the Institute of Neuroscience I studied mathematics and statistics and dabbled a bit in geometric group theory research. In case anyone is interested in what we found or would like to build upon it, a copy of my thesis can be found on this website under the heading Subgroups and Wicks Forms.
I still have a keen interest in mathematics and statistics and enjoy teaching the subjects. If you are one of the Newcastle University psychology undergraduates looking for the teaching materials that I made for the PSY1011 course, see Resources.