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Dr Donal McGlade

School/Department: Faculty Wide
Position: Postdoc Research Associate


My previous research has explored the attitudes of health care professionals and the general population in order to determine the factors that influence their willingness to engage in certain pro-social behaviours such as organ donation and transplantation. This encompassed consent-giving processes, socio-cognitive determinants of human behaviour, psychological theories, ethics and legislation.

Currently I am a member of the Vision, Cognition and Neuroscience research group at Kingston University investigating motion perception and velocity discrimination. The study aims to find out how certain features of basic visual function change with age and whether the ability to detect and discriminate motion can be improved. The results will help show whether there is an optimal means via filtration that will improve motion detection and velocity discrimination. The study is funded by a grant to Professor Barbara Pierscionek and Dr Jan Lauritzen by Essilor International.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2009 - 2012 PhD University of Ulster
  • 2009 - 2012 PGCertPD (Researchers) University of Ulster
  • 2004 - 2007 BSc Honours (Optom) University of Ulster

Other Professional Activity

Member of the College of Optometrists, 2009 – present
Registered Optometrist with the General Optical Council, 2009 – present
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2012 – present



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