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Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology  
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing  


Dr Vancleef completed her PhD in 2013 at University of Leuven (Belgium) where she studied perceptual organisation with psychophysical and neuropsychological methods. She then moved to Newcastle University (UK). Under the lead of Prof Jenny Read, she developed and validated ASTEROID, a 3D vision test for children with lazy eye that works on a tablet. In 2018, she started her independent Stroke Association Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Oxford (UK). Since October 2021, she is an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Durham University supported by an NIHR Advanced Fellowship.

Research interests

Dr Vancleef is passionate about translational neuropyschology research in visual perception. Visual perception refers to how the brain processes information coming from the eyes. Her research aims to better understand visual perception difficulties that people can experience after brain injury. She works closely with patients and clinicians to learn about their experiences and needs. With that knowledge she develops assessments and interventions to improve patients’ lives.