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Dr Mark Scase

Job: Associate Professor

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Research group(s): Psychology

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7811




Personal profile

Mark's interests include:

  • Vision
  • Visual dysfunction
  • Colour vision
  • Motion perception
  • Technology and how people interact with it
  • Functional imaging of the human visual system
  • The visual interpretation of graphical displays
  • Psychological wellbeing

Research group affiliations


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Research interests/expertise

  • Human visual perception.
  • How people interact with technology
  • Visual dysfunction
  • Inherited and acquired visual disorders
  • Colour vision
  • Motion perception
  • Face perception
  • Functional imaging (fMRI)
  • Psychological experimental methods (psychophysics)

Areas of teaching

  • Vision
  • Biological psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Approaches to the study of well-being



Courses taught

Membership of external committees


Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 1989
  • Associate member of the College of Optometrists 1993
  • Member of the British Psychological Society 1994
  • Chartered Psychologist 1994
  • Member of the Applied Vision Association 1994
  • Member of the International Colour Vision Society 1994
  • Member of the Experimental Psychology Society 1994
  • Member of the Vision Sciences Society 2001
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society 2006
  • Member of the Association for Psychological Science 2008
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2017

Conference attendance

On the psychological processes of decision making in displays of electromagnetic data, 2011, Progress in Electromagnetic Research, Marrakesh, Scase, M O, Shafiullah, M and Duffy, A P. Paper

A case of developmental prosopagnosia. 2008, Applied Vision Association, Manchester University, Hill, L and Scase, M O. Poster.

Removal of individual features from famous faces: The development of a novel test. 2008, Vision Sciences Society, Naples, F L, Hill, L and Scase, M O. Poster.

The application of podcasting to the enhancement of learning in psychology students. 2008, Higher Education Academy, Bath Spa University, Scase, M O. Paper.

Key articles information

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Consultancy work

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Vision and visual dysfunction, experimental psychology.
Worked with: Pocklington Trust, RNIB

Current research students

Donato, L., PT, 1st supervisor

Ahmed Omarjee, N., FT, 1st supervisor

Taylor, S., PT, 2nd supervisor

Bixley, M., PT, 2nd supervisor

Externally funded research grants information

  • €2939997 DOREMI  Decrease of cognitive decline, malnutrition and sedentariness by elderly empowerment in lifestyle management and social inclusion.  EU FP7 project with €215,840 coming to DMU.  2013 (with H Istance, DMU)
  • £20434 Users’ Reactions to Failures and Frustrations Within Cyber Environments. DSTL. 2013 (with J. Hall and A. Attrill, DMU)
  • £33499 Cognitive and Behavioural Concepts of Cyber Activities: Information Processing of Online Content. DSTL. 2012 (with L. Hadlington and A. Attrill, DMU)
  • £29400 Review of evidence on evaluation of effectiveness of models and interventions to promote primary and secondary eye health care. RNIB. 2010 (with M Johnson, DMU)

Internally funded research project information

  • £19194 Acquisition of Eye tracking equipment for computer science and psychology collaboration. 1/11/2013 to 31/8/2014 (with H. Istance and S. Vickers) CI RCIF2
  • £24420  Virtual Reality Multi-functional Framework for the Evaluation, Validation and Customisation of Assistive Technologies – Proof of Concept. 7/1/2013 to 31/8/2013 (with L. Picinali) CI  RCIF2How useful is podcasting as a tool for elearning within applied social sciences? 2007-2008 (TQEF fund). £868
  • An examination factors affecting the accuracy of identifications from police identification parades. 2008 (with E Noon, DMU) HEIF, £7308

Professional esteem indicators

  • Journal of Vision
  • Perception