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Dr. Jonathan Denniss,
Associate Professor

Information about Dr. Jonathan Denniss at the University of Bradford.

School of Optometry & Vision Science
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
+44 1274 234642
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Jonathan graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters degree in Optometry and qualified as an optometrist in 2007. Following this he undertook a PhD in Diagnostic Imaging and the Structure-Function Relationship in Glaucoma, also at the University of Manchester, which he completed in 2010.Jonathan then spent three years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia working mainly on improving clinical tests used in glaucoma diagnosis and management through customisation to the individual patient. He then returned to the UK in 2014 to take up a post as Research Fellow in the Visual Neuroscience Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham where he worked on visual function in age-related macular degeneration, objective measurements of visual function based on eye movements and vision research for the automotive industry.He took up his current position in the School of Optometry & Vision Science in November 2016.

Research in Jonathan's lab is centred on age-related eye diseases including glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration and employs clinical tests, imaging, computer simulation and psychophysical techniques. Current projects include psychophysical investigations of visual function in glaucoma, development of novel perimetric techniques, development of new en face OCT imaging analyses and applications and optimising multimodal approaches to glaucoma detection.

Jonathan is the course leader for the College of Optometrists-accredited Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma at the university, contributes to teaching on the undergraduate optometry programmes and is the postgraduate research co-ordinator for the School of Optometry & Vision Science.

A full list of Jonathan's publications is available via his Google Scholar profile.

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My research aims to improve understanding of changes to visual function caused by common age-related eye diseases, particularly glaucoma and macular degeneration. Through this research, we aim to improve clinical tools for detection and/or monitoring of these diseases, thus helping patients to preserve their vision in older age. We use a variety of techniques in pursuit of these goals, including laboratory visual psychophysics, computer simulations, ocular imaging and clinical tests such as perimetry.

Research supervision

Dr. Jonathan Denniss is responsible for the supervision of 3 postgraduate researchers at the University of Bradford.

Professional activities

Information about education, employment and areas of particular interest for Dr. Jonathan Denniss is as follows:


  • University of Manchester - MOptom (Hons) Optometry, 1st Class
  • University of Manchester - PhD


There are 3 publications involving or that are attributed to Dr. Jonathan Denniss. They are listed as:

  • letter (1)
  • other publication (1)
  • reviews (1)


Dr. Jonathan Denniss has 1 publication(s) listed under letter.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Estimation of Hemoglobin Levels in the Optic Nerve Head for Glaucoma Management 2013 Denniss, Jonathan

Other Publication

Dr. Jonathan Denniss has 1 publication(s) listed under other publication.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: Centrally Mediated Preservation of Binocular Visual Field in Glaucoma is Unlikely 2015 Denniss, Jonathan; Artes, Paul H.


Dr. Jonathan Denniss has 1 publication(s) listed under reviews.
Title Year Publication name Journal Volume Pages Authors Editors ISSN Publisher DOI Location
Fundus-controlled perimetry (microperimetry): Application as outcome measure in clinical trials 2021 Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 82 Pfau M.;Jolly J.K.;Wu Z.;Denniss J.;Lad E.M.;Guymer R.H.;Fleckenstein M.;Holz F.G.;Schmitz-Valckenberg S. 1350-9462 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2020.100907