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Professor Edward Mallen

Professor in Physiological Optics

Faculty/Dept/School School of Optometry and Vision Science
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236231


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.


Eds 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

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-99: Aston University - D.Phil
  • Pre-registration training in private optometric practice

  • Vice-President: Vice President, The College of Optometrists


TitleDoes transient increase in axial length elongation during accommodation attenuate with age? (2017)
AuthorsLaughton, D.S.; Sheppard, A.L.; Mallen, Edward A.H.; Read, S.A.; Davies, L.N.
TitleInfluence of gravity on ocular lens position. (2016)
AuthorsLister, L.J.; Suheimat, M.; Verkicharla, P.K.; Mallen, Edward A.H.; Atchison, D.A.
TitleMyopes experience greater contrast adaptation during reading. (2016)
AuthorsMcGonigle, C.; van der Linde, I.; Pardhan, Shahina; Engel, S.; Mallen, Edward A.H.; Allen, P.M.