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Dr Andrew Logan

PositionLecturer in Optometry
LocationF11, Richmond building
DepartmentOptometry and Vision Science
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 23 6239

Research Interests (key words only)

Psychophysics, visual perception, face perception, clinical tests of high-level vision

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Co-module leader for Ocular and Systemic Disease (3rd year module)
  • Lecturer for General and Ocular Pharmacology (2nd year module)
  • Clinical supervisor for Clinical Optometry and Communication Skills (2nd year module)
  • Clinical Supervisor for Referral Refinement (3rd year clinic)


Andrew graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) with a degree in Optometry in 2010. After completing his pre-registration training period, Andrew returned to GCU in 2011 to undertake a PhD entitled "Face Perception: An Investigation into the Underlying Mechanisms and Development of a Clinical Test."

In parallel with working toward his PhD, Andrew attained a diploma in therapeutics (independent prescribing) from the College of Optometrists. Andrew was appointed to the post of Lecturer in Optometry at the University of Bradford in 2015.

Study History

  • 2010: BSc (Hons) in Optometry (1st Class), Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2011: Member of the College of Optometrists (MCOptom), College of Optometrists, UK
  • 2014: Diploma in Therapeutics (Independent Prescribing), College of Optometrists, UK
  • 2014: PhD in Vision Science, Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Activities

Andrew is a member of the General Optical Council’s Education Committee.

Andrew has been invited to present the results of his research at events for the optometry profession, most recently Eyecare in Glasgow, Education Destination in London for the Association of Optometrists and 100% Optical for Media 10.

Andrew was invited by the clinical editor of Optometry Today, the professional journal for optometrists, to write a continued education and training article on his research activity.

Research Areas

Andrew's primary area of interest is currently face perception. Current projects include:

  • Designing and validating a new test of face perception
  • Assessing the effect of ageing on face perception
  • Examining the impact of ocular disease on face discrimination ability
  • Investigating sensitivity to face features in peripheral vision

Current Projects

Principal Investigator: 'Face Perception in Older Adults and Ocular Disease.' Funded by a College of Optometrists Research Fellowship (£30k).

Research Collaborations

  • Professor Gunter Loffler (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Dr Gael Gordon (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Professor Hugh R Wilson (York University, Toronto)
  • Professor Frances Wilkinson (York University, Toronto)
  • Dr Graeme Kennedy (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Dr Gunnar Schmidtmann (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)


  • Logan, A.J., Wilkinson, F., Wilson, H.R., Gordon, G.E., & Loffler, G. (2016). The Caledonian face test: A new test of face discrimination. Vision Research., 119, 29-41
  • Schmidtmann, G., Logan, A.J., Kennedy, G.J., Gordon, G.E. Loffler, G. (2015), Distinct lower visual field preference for object shape. Accepted for publication in Journal of Vision (in press)


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