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Tait Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Dr Wei Bi is a research fellow working in the Crabb lab in the School of Health Sciences, City University London. Wei joined City University London in 2006. Wei gained degrees in Computer Sciences at Oxford and Harbin (HIT, China) before completing a PhD in Visual Science in 2012. Wei worked as a research assistant at City before joining the Crabb Lab in December 2014. He has taught in the undergraduate Optics Labs for the past six years and, while studying at Oxford, Wei worked as a college IT assistant, helping to maintain the college network and students’ computers.

During his PhD studies, Wei attended and presented his work at more than 10 international conferences and obtained several awards such as the Palmer Award from the Colour Group (GB). His research interests include the simulation of vision loss, designing tests for age-related eye disease, visual field, mesopic photometry, colour vision mechanisms, blindsight, pupillometry, melanopsin, flicker and aging.


BSc, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, - Oct 2003
MSc, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, - Oct 2005
PhD, City University London, United Kingdom, - Dec 2012


Research Fellow, City University London, Optometry and Visual Science, Dec 2014 - present
Research Assistant, City University London, Optometry and Visual Science, Mar 2012 - Nov 2014
Optics Lab Instructor, City University London, Optometry and Visual Science, Mar 2009 - present


Research Overview

Wei's current main research interest is concerned primarily with the eye disease glaucoma and AMD, which is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Wei is also keen to develop software and application to examine and detect eye diseases, especially in real world tasks, using psychophysical, non-invasive methods.

Research areas

Glaucoma, AMD, Visual field, Quality of life, Mesopic Photometry, Colour vision, Pupillometry, Chromatic afterimages


Journal article

  1. Alissa, R., Bi, W., Bessero, A.-.C., Plant, G. and Barbur, J.L. (2013). Vision in subjects with hyperawareness of afterimages and "visual snow". PERCEPTION, 42, pp. 83–83.


Optics Lab Instructor - Responsible for associated laboratory sessions

Other Activities

Events/conferences (9)

  1. The 36th European Conference on Visual Perception. Bremen, Germany (2013).
  2. The Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society. Winchester, UK (2013).
  3. European Association for Vision and Eye Research. Nice, France (2012).
  4. The International Colour Vision Society. Kongsberg, Norway (2011).
  5. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (2011).
  6. Palmer lecture, The Colour Group. Institute of Ophthalmology, London (2011).
  7. The 20th Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society. Braga, Portugal (2009).
  8. Pupil colloquium. City University London (2008).
  9. The 30th European Conference on Visual Perception. Arezzo, Italy (2007).