Meet the Team

There are various members of staff in the psychology department at Durham University who are involved in research related to homonymous visual field defects and their rehabilitation. If you require any further information or to get in touch with a specific member of the DREX team then please use the contact details listed below:-


Dr. Alison Lane (DREX Project Director)

I studied psychology at Durham University between 2001 and 2005, before beginning my PhD and then becoming a lecturer in 2010. The research that myself and colleagues have been conducting throughout this time has focused upon the development and evaluation of training programmes for individuals with visual problems resulting from brain injury. The aim has been to try and develop a compensatory training which is not only effective, but also accessible. DREX is the latest development from this work, although the research continues to try and maximise the effectiveness of the intervention.

T: + 44 (0)191 334 0431 / E:


Dr. Stephen Dunne (DREX Project Manager)

I completed my PhD in 2014, investigating the effects of monetary rewards on eye movements with a view to creating a clinical model of rehabilitation for sufferers of visual field deficits. At present I am interested in compensation for visual field loss. My main responsibility within the DREX project is the dissemination of the application to various NHS Foundations within the United Kingdom

T: + 44 (0)191 334 0105 / E:


Dr. Amanda Ellison (DREX Project Consultant)

My interests include the neuroscientific basis of vision; neuronal disruption in migraine headache; visuomotor systems; sensorimotor cortical interfacing; thalamocortical dysrhythmia and the rehabilitative benefits of TMS.

T: + 44 (0)191 334 0430 / E:


Mr. Azuwan Musa (DREX Research Postgraduate)

I am a research postgraduate and the Chief Investigator for the DREX clinical trial. I am involved in the recruitment of participants for the DREX clinical trial and providing technical support.

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