Science committee

Chair: Dr. Ruth M.A. van Nispen, Assistant professor Low Vision Research, dept. Ophthalmology, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Dr. Hilde P.A. van der Aa, Postdoctoral researcher, epidemiologist, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dr. Eric Castet, Researcher, CNRS – Aix-Marseille Univ, France

Prof. Maria B Coco, Vision Scientist, Researcher at the Health Sciences Department, European University Miguel de Cervantes, Valladolid, Spain

Dr. Michael Crossland, Specialist optometrist and hon. senior research associate, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Dr. Gislin Dagnelie, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, JHU Lions Vision Research & Rehab Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore USA

Dr. Saskia Damen, Assistant Professor Special Needs Education and Child Care, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Dr. Wim van Damme, Medical physicist, Royal Dutch Visio, the Netherlands

Dr. Catherine Dennison, Senior Manager Evidence, RNIB, UK

Dr. Mieke de Droog, Lecturer of the Department of Organization Management and Governance/Vice Dean Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Aruba

Dr. Bláithín Gallagher, Consultant: Research, Evaluation and Project Management/ Honorary Research Fellow, B.A.M. Gallagher Consulting, Ireland/University of York, UK /European University of Miguel Cervantes, Spain

Dr. Maria M. van Genderen, Ophthalmologist, Bartiméus Diagnostic centre for rare visual disorders, Zeist, Netherlands

Dr. Vijaya K Gothwal, Scientist/Low Vision Specialist, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Jianmin Hu, Chief Physician, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, China

Dr. Bianca Huurneman, Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. Cognitive Neuroscience, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Dr. Mary Lou Jackson, Ophthalmologist, Director of Vision Rehabilitation Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC , Canada

Dr. Sabina Kef, Assistant Professor, Fac. Psychology and Paedagogics, VU University, Amsterdam the Netherlands

Dr. Helen Lee, Prevention Manager, RNIB Evidence & Service Impact, UK

Dr. Antonio F. T. Macedo, Lecturer, Linnaeus University (Linnéuniversitetet), Department of Medicine and Optometry, Kalmar, Sweden

Prof. Samuel N Markowitz, Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Beáta Prónay, Special education teacher for VI and for ID, psychologist, rehab. professional, integrated infant-parent consultant, Hungary

Dr. Ton Roelofs, Clinical Physicist, Royal Dutch Visio, Center of expertise for blind and partially sighted people, Het Loo Erf, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Prof. Bernhard A. Sabel, Professor of Medical Psychology, Neuroscientist, Institute of Medical Psychology, Univ. Magdeburg, Germany

Dr. Bill Seiple, Director of the Arlene R Gordon Research Institute and Vice President of Research at Lighthouse-Guild, Canada

Dr. Philippa Simkiss, manager in NGO, RNIB, UK

Prof. Hans van der Steen, Chair Visual information processing, Dept. Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Dr. Herman Talsma, Clinical Physicist, Bartiméus, Zeist, the Netherlands

Peter Verstraten, MSc, Programme manager Expertise, Innovation, Knowledge (EIK); Psychologist, Robert Coppes Stichting, Vught, the Netherlands

Dr. Mathijs P.J. Vervloed, Associate Professor, registered health psychologist, Radboud Universiteit, Behavioural Science Institute, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Dr. Aly Waninge, Physiotherapist and lecturer (Hanzehogeschool), Royal Dutch Visio De Brink, Vries, Netherlands

Dr. Gerard de Wit, Clinical Physicist, Bartiméus, Zeist, the Netherlands

Dr. Walter Wittich, Assistant Professor, School of Optometry, University of Montreal, Canada

Em. Prof. George C. Woo , Optometrist, School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong