Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers


Dr Peter Boyce (GB), Independanct Higher Education Professional
Dr Kit Cuttle (NZ), Lighitng Consultant

The future of Indoor Lighting Standards (and how to get there)

Peter Boyce
Peter Boyce has spent most of his career working in the field of lighting. From 1966-1990 he was a Research Officer at the Electricity Council Research Centre in England. There, he conducted research on visual fatigue, the influence of age on visual performance, visual problems associated with viewing computer screens, hue discrimination, safe lighting for emergency conditions, and security lighting.  From 1990–2004 he was Head of Human Factors at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, he conducted research on visual performance, visual comfort, circadian effects, emergency lighting, perceptions of safety, and lighting for driving and directed lighting evaluations and product testing. From 2008 - 2019 he was the Editor of the journal “Lighting Research and Technology”. He is a Fellow of both the Society of Light and Lighting and of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and has received awards from both bodies for his work. He is a recognized authority on the interaction of people and lighting, being the author of the classic text “Human Factors in Lighting”, as well as numerous book chapters, papers and articles.

Kit Cuttle
Christopher “Kit” Cuttle, MA, PhD, FCIBSE, FIESANZ, FIESNA, FSLL, is a lighting educator, designer, and author. During a long career, he has held the positions of Head of Graduate Education in Lighting at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Senior Lecturer at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Auckland, and the Victoria University of Wellington, both in New Zealand; Section Leader in the Daylight Advisory Service, Pilkington Glass; and Lighting Designer with Derek Phillips Associates (now DPA Lighting Consultants), both in the UK. In addition to more than 150 published papers and articles, he is author of three books: Lighting by Design, Architectural Press, 2008 (2nd edition), Light for Art’s Sake, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007, and Lighting Design: A perception-based approach, Routledge, 2015.  His recent awards include the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2019 Medal, the Society of Light and Lighting 2017 Lighting Award, the Professional Lighting Design 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the SLL 2013 Leon Gaster Award for his Lighting Research & Technology paper, A New Direction for General Lighting Practice.
Kit retired in 2007 and resides in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dr Simon Hodson (FR)

Shedding light on FAIR data and Open Science


Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013. He is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. Most recently, he chaired the European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR Data which produced the report Turning FAIR into Reality ( He was also vice-chair of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee, with an influential role in drafting the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which was adopted in November 2021. Previously, he contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies, to the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World, and to the OECD Global Science Forum and CODATA Report on Sustainable Business Models for Research Data Repositories.
As a significant part of his CODATA role, Simon is tasked with implementing a major ISC and CODATA Decadal Programme on ‘Making Data Work for Cross-Domain Grand Challenges’, which will improve the coordination of specifications for data integration and interoperability for interdisciplinary research. The flagship activity is the EC-funded WorldFAIR Project, for which Simon is the coordinator. Simon also contributes activity to the work of the CODATA Data Policy Committee.


Prof Anya Hurlbert (GB)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Seeing and feeling changes in daylight over time

Anya Hurlbert is Professor of Visual Neuroscience and Dean of Advancement at Newcastle University.  She co-founded Newcastle’s Institute of Neuroscience in 2003, serving as its co-Director until 2014, and now steers the Centre for Transformative Neuroscience.  She was a Marshall Scholar  and holds degrees in physics, physiology, brain and cognitive science, and medicine from US and UK institutions.

Anya’s research interests are focussed on the understanding of human vision, especially colour perception and its role in cognition and behaviour; her work includes applications in imaging, lighting, visual art, and human health. She received the Newton Medal (the Colour Group GB; 2022)  and has delivered the Edridge-Green Lecture (the Royal College of Ophthalmologists),  the Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture (Bristol Vision Institute), amongst other keynotes.

Anya speaks and writes widely on colour perception and art, and has devised several science-based art exhibitions, including an interactive installation at the National Gallery, London. Anya serves on the Scientific Consultative Group of the National Gallery, where she was recently Scientific Trustee, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vision and Current Biology, the Board of Directors of the Vision Sciences Society, and the Rank Prize Optoelectronics Committee. She is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group and member of the Advisory Board of the National Science and Media Museum.