Ben ThompsonAdjunct Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, McGill University

Professor, Dept. of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland

BSc (Sussex), PhD (Sussex)


Telephone: 519-888-4567 ext. 39398

Fax: 519-725-0784

Office: OPT 332



Ben Thompson completed his BSc and PhD in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex, UK. He then completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychology, UCLA, USA and the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University. Prior to joining us at Waterloo, Dr. Thompson was an Associate Professor in Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Dr. Thompson’s research is concerned with human visual cortex development and plasticity, particularly in promoting plasticity to improve outcomes for patients with brain-based visual disorders. This has led to an interest in amblyopia, and to the development of two new and highly promising approaches to treatment.

Approved Ph.D. supervisor

A list of publications is available through Google Scholar.

University of Waterloo

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