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Dr Barbara Krystyna Pierscionek - Robot Vision Team (RoViT)


Professor Barbara Krystyna Pierscionek completed her first two degrees at the University of Melbourne and after graduating with a PhD in biochemistry was the youngest researcher to receive an NHMRC (WD Wright) fellowship to work on the optical properties of the eye lens.

She undertook the fellowship in an Engineering Department at LaTrobe University and was supported with further NHMRC grants. Returning to UK to a Senior Lectureship in Bradford University, she developed a research program supported by the EPSRC on imaging through cataracts.

She moved to a Chair in Vision Science at Ulster University in 2004 and expanded the research to a diverse program including proteomics, rheology, optics, computational modelling, image processing and biometrics, nanotechnology and psychophysics as well as emerging ethical and legal issues in healthcare. Barbara also holds an MBA and legal qualifications including an LLM on cybercrime and the law.

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