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BiographyBrian Brown was trained in optometry at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1964. He subsequently completed a Masters degree and Doctorate at the same University. After a post-doctoral period at the City University, London, he was employed at the Psychology Department, University of Nottingham. After two years, he moved to the Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Sciences in San Francisco, where he remained for 10 years. In 1985 he returned to Australia to the Department of Optometry at the QUT.
He then spent six years at the Department of Optometry and Radiography at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he was primarily concerned with interacting with staff to increase their level of qualifications and their number of publications. Upon his return to Australia, he has retained his links to QUT, and is an Adjunct Professor. He is concerned largely with post-graduate education and with research projects.
He has been interested in a wide range of applied problems in vision, including traffic signal perception, dynamic visual acuity, visual search, effects of drugs on vision function, the ergonomics of visual display terminals, new contact lens designs and their effects on visual performance. More recently he has worked on electrophysiology of vision and hearing and visual performance with progressive lenses.
Medical Retina Laboratory, Spectacle Lens Performance, Low Vision, Myopia; Children's Vision