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Robert Bedford

  • Senior Clinical Trials Coordinator
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • 5PublicationsNumber of items in Robert's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers


I am currently working on two projects funded by the BBSRC and MRC. - Understanding how the the early visual system encodes both slow gradual changes in irraddiance and more rapid 'contrast' information simultaneously; does the background light intensity change the way contrast is encoded and does this change over time? - Using novel rod opsin/viral construct to deliver therapeutic ectopic restoration of vision in a model of advanced retinal degeneration. This therapy is now being commercialized through Acucela.

Recent publications

  • Modulation of Fast Narrowband Oscillations in the Mouse Retina and dLGN According to Background Light Intensity

    • Storchi R
    • Bedford R
    • Martial F
    • et al.
  • Restoration of vision with ectopic expression of human rod opsin

    • Kapetanovic J
    • Eleftheriou C
    • Allen A
    • et al.

Professional experience

Senior Clinical Trials Coordinator

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

February 2017 - Present

Clinical Trials Coordinator

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

May 2016 - February 2017(9 months)

Research Assistant in Visual Neurophysiology

University of Manchester

December 2013 - May 2016(2 years)

MNeurosci - "Investigating the role of intrinsically-photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in the dL

University of Manchester

September 2012 - May 2013(8 months)

Research Assistance - Prof. Justin Marshall

Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

June 2012 - September 2012(3 months)

BBSRC-funded Research Experience Placement - Prof. Rob Lucas

The University of Manchester, UK

May 2011 - September 2011(4 months)


(MNeurosci) Masters of Neuroscience

The University of Manchester

September 2009 - May 2013(4 years)