Mahesh R Joshi

Mahesh R Joshi

Lecturer in Optometry

University of Plymouth

I am a lecturer in optometry at the University of Plymouth, UK. I graduated in optometry from the Institute of Medicine, Nepal in 2003 and completed my PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2016. I have the clinical experience of working in hospital eye service and private optometry practice for over 7 years in Nepal, The Maldives and Trinidad and Tobago. My research interests are in using psychophysical methods to investigate visual attributes such as motion and shape perception in the normal and clinical population. Download my full CV here.


  • Psychophysics
  • Motion Perception
  • Shape Perception
  • Perceptual Learning
  • Amblyopia


  • PhD (Visual Neuroscience), 2016

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

  • Master of Philosophy (Optometry), 2011

    University of South-Eastern Norway, Kongsberg, Norway

  • Bachelor of Optometry, 2003

    Institute of Medicine, Nepal

Research projects


Perceptual learning in Nystagmus

Develop PL based treatment for Nystagmus

Distortion measurements in Keratoconus

Develop new tests to qunatitatively measure distortion in keratoconus.

Internal noise and sampling efficiency

Explore effects of internal noise and sampling efficiency in ocular disorders.

Pediatric vision

A project to explore normal visual development and childhood Vision impairment.

PhD projects

Potential PhD projects

Teaching Experience


Lecturer in Optometry

University of Plymouth

September 2018 – Present Plymouth, UK
Teaching Binocular Vision, Contact Lens, and Low Vision.

Lecturer in Optometry

The University of the West Indies

March 2017 – August 2018 St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Teaching Binocular Vision and Visual Perception.

Teaching Assistant

Glasgow Caledonian University

October 2012 – December 2016 Glasgow, UK
Teaching Binocular Vision, Diagnostic Techniques, Optics, Visual Ergonomics, and Clinical Research Methods.