About George Mather
I am currently Professor of Vision Science in the School of Psychology, University of Lincoln. My publications include the books ‘Foundations of Sensation and Perception’, ‘The Psychology of Visual Art’, and ‘Essentials of Sensation and Perception’, as well as over 60 journal articles. I obtained my PhD in the Department of Psychology, University of Reading in 1979, and have previously held academic positions at University of Reading, York University (Canada), University College London, and University of Sussex. My main research interests are in the perception of movement, art and visual illusions.
More details on publications can be found under the research tab and also in my personal website (http://www.georgemather.com).
(Last updated July 2017)
Module coordinator for the second-year elective course “Perception of Visual Art”, which runs in the spring semester.
Member of the Psychology School’s senior management group, The College of Social Science Management Team, and the university Leadership Group.
Human vision, particularly the perception of visual movement and art.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
— Higher Education Academy, 2014
PhD Visual in Psychophysics
— University of Reading, 1976
BA (Hons) Psychology
— University of Sheffield, 1973
— University of Padua, Italy, 2013
Please see the research tab for details of 10 research grants
— MRC (2), SERC (2), EPSRC (3), ESRC (1), Wellcome Trust (2), 2013
“Illusion of the Year” (second prize)
— European Conference on Visual Perception, Spain, 2005
Experimental Psychology Society
Applied Vision Association
External Activities and Consultancy
Member of the Royal Society’s “Proceedings B” Editorial Board.
Action Editor for the journals “Perception” and “i-Perception”.
Member of the ESRC Peer Review College
Curated and presented an exhibit on illusions of movement at the public science exhibition “State of Mind: A Consciousness Expo” in Brighton, 2012.
Gallery talk on motion illusions during the “On the Move” art exhibition curated by Jonathan Miller at the Estorick Collection, London, 2010.
Industrial consultancy for The Viral Factory, London, 2008.
Curated and presented the British Council’s UK exhibit on visual perception during French Science Week, in the Jardin de Luxembourg, Paris, 2006.
Industrial consultancy for Sharp Laboratories Europe Ltd, 2005.