Erica Fletcher

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Prof. Erica Fletcher

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne


Erica Fletcher is Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, at The University of Melbourne where she heads the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory. She is a clinically trained optometrist who holds both MSc and PhD degrees. She completed her PhD at The University of Melbourne and undertook postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany, funded by a CJ Martin Award from the NH&MRC. Prof Fletcher was appointed to an academic position in 2000 at The University of Melbourne. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and was the 2016 recipient of the Glenn Fry Award from that organization in recognition of her contribution to vision research. Prof Fletcher’s research interests remain primarily focussed on understanding the causes of retinal degenerations especially age related macular degeneration.