Center/Research Area Affiliations
Dr. Woods' research primarily focuses on vision impairment and rehabilitation. He is developing and evaluating methods to modify the appearance of video from television, movies, and other formats. He also seeks to understand the visual input to pedestrian mobility and evaluates devices that help restore mobility that is lost due to vision impairment. Recent novel methods include improvements to gaze-contingent display systems and a method to assess the acquisition of sensory information (e.g., can you understand what you see?). Currently, he is developing a method to measure cognitive impairments and testing a novel method of treating visuo-spatial neglect.
BOptom (with honors), University of New South Wales, Australia (1980)
MCOptom, College of Optometrists, UK (1991)
PhD, Visual Science, The City University, UK (1992)
Postdoctoral Fellow (vision science), Queensland University of Technology (1992-1995)
Research Fellow (vision science), Glasgow Caledonian University (1996)
Research Associate (vision rehabilitation), Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear (1999-2001)