Dr Judge is Emeritus Reader in Physiology, University of Oxford. After studying Physics and Mathematics at the University of Keele he undertook Voluntary Service Overseas in the Philippines 1969-71, teaching Mathematics and Physics at Mindanao State University. He obtained his doctorate in Neuroscience in 1976 at the University of Keele, supervised by Prof. D.M. MacKay, and then held postdoctoral positions at the US National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland and the University of Oxford. Current research interests are in the neuroscience of vision, eye movement and accommodation of the eyes, and within that field, myopia and eye growth, the mechanism of accommodation, and the cause of presbyopia.
Dr Judge has spoken at various science-religion Summer Schools on bioethics, Neuroscience, the Christian view of human nature and Miracles. He is a member of Christians in Science.
Publications in science and religion
- Judge, S.J. (1988) ‘Ideology and the nature of Man’, Faith and Thought 114: 119-127.
- Judge, S.J. (1991) ‘How not to think about miracles’, Science and Christian Belief 3: 97-102.
Recent science publications
- Judge SJ (2006) `Reflection makes sense of rotation of the eyes’,
Vision Res. 46:3862-6.
- Burd HJ, Wilde GS, Judge SJ (2006) ‘Can reliable values of Young’s modulus be deduced from Fisher’s (1971) spinning lens measurements?’, Vision Res. 46:1346-60.
- Burd HJ, Judge SJ, Cross JA. (2002) ‘Numerical modelling of the accommodating lens’
Vision Res. 42:2235-251.
- Whatham AR, Judge SJ. (2001) ‘Compensatory changes in eye growth and refraction induced by daily wear of soft contact lenses in young marmosets’, Vision Res. 41:267-73.