Dr Senay Aydin

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Senay is a qualified dispensing optician and optometrist. She is interested in the processing of information in the visual system.



Senay is a senior lecturer in our Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences. She trained in ophthalmic dispensing and optometry in Berlin, Germany.

In 2012, Senay joined ARU after completing her PhD in the Department of Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University. She teaches on our ophthalmic dispensing and optometry courses, mainly on the dispensing aspects of the profession. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Ageing and visual perception
  • Eye movement related studies investigating visual processing of information
  • Reading and perception


Boptom (Hons) Optometry, BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing, FdSc Ophthalmic Dispensing


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Diploma in Optometry (1st Class Hons), University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Formankiewicz, M.A., Waugh, S.J. & Aydin, S. (2015)

Evidence for an eye-movement contribution to foveal crowding in normal observers.
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 92(2):237-45.

Mucke, S., Strang, N.C., Aydin, S., Mallen, E.A.H., Seidel, D., Manahilov, V., (2013).
Spatial frequency selectivity of visual suppression during convergence eye movements. Vision Research, 89, 96 - 101.

Aydin S, Strang NC, Manahilov V (2013). Age-related deficits in attentional control of perceptual rivalry. Vision Research, 77, 32-40.

Recent presentations and conferences

Aydin, S.,Adeleye, M., Siderov J., Chima S.A., Bedell, H.E., Waugh, S.J., Gautier, J., (2014) 'The influence of crowding on eye movements: A preliminary study'. Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, Florida, USA.

Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Formankiewicz, M.A., Waugh, S.J. & Aydin, S., (2013) 'Evidence for an eye-movement contribution to foveal crowding'. American Academy of Optometry, Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 23 – 26 October 2013.

Bedell, H.E., Siderov, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. & Aydin, S., (2013) 'Visual acuity and crowding in adults with infantile nystagmus'. Third International Nystagmus Research Workshop, Abingdon, UK, 5 – 7 September 2013.