Professor Niall Strang is the Research Lead for the Vision Sciences group at Glasgow Caledonian University. Professor Strang first trained as an optometrist at Glasgow College of Technology and went on to complete a PhD under the supervision of Prof Barry Winn and Prof Bernard Gilmartin. The work studied retinotopic and spatiotopic factors in myopia. He then took up a postdoctoral position at Queensland University of Technology (collaborating with David Atchison and Katrina Schmid) followed by a lecturing position at the University of Bradford. Professor Strang returned to Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003.
Research interests are mainly in the area of oculomotor research and include work in the area of accommodation, refractive error development, public health and visual performance. He is currently working on a NIHR EME project investigating “Low dose atropine eye drops to reduce progression of myopia in children” and an Optometry Scotland project “Investigating the Scottish Eyecare Model”.
Teaching interests are predominantly in the areas of Binocular Vision, Ocular Pharmacology, Clinical Optometry, Optics, Colour Vision and Refractive Error Development.