Prof Jonathan Erichsen
Education & Professional Qualifications
|1968 - 1972||AB (First Class Honours in Biology) Harvard University|
|1979||DPhil (Zoology) University of Oxford|
|1979 - 1983||National Eye Institute (NIH) Postdoctoral Fellowship|
|1983 - 1996||Research Assistant Professor||Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York (USA)|
|1995 - 2014||Senior Lecturer||School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University|
|2006 - present||Head||Visual Neuroscience & Molecular Biology Research Group|
|2014 - Present||Professor||School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University|
Awards & Honors
|1972||Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa|
|1972||NSF Postgraduate Studentship|
|1972-1979||Danforth Foundation Fellow|
Director, Postgraduate Research
Postgraduate Research Committee
BSc Board of Studies
Recent University Committees (2000-2012)
Chair, University JBIOS Users' Group
Interview with Richard Osman about his nystagmus [Mail on Sunday] – 4 November 2013
Featured as Director of the Cardiff Research Unit for Nystagmus.
Wellcome Trust funded public engagement event produced by neuroscientists at Cardiff University for Brain Awareness Week hosted by the National Museum of Wales, to allow members of the public to explore different facets of neuroscience, mental health and biomedical ethics in a series of entertaining and stimulating activities for children and their parents.
Nystagmus Network Open Day – 13 October 2011; 5 October 2013
An invited speaker at this annual event hosted in London by the Nystagmus Network charity to enable those with nystagmus and their families to speak to medics, researchers and other professionals in an informal setting. There is also an exhibition area for low vision aids and local groups.
Science in Health – 17 March 2011; 8 March 2012; 21-22 March 2013; 19-20 March 2014
Cardiff School of Medicine / University Hospital of Wales
Demonstrations to introduce high school students to the function of eye movements and how they are recorded in the course of basic research and clinical diagnosis.
Leverhulme Trust Newsletter – April 2011 “Magnetoreception in the homing pigeon” (see page 10)
An article about our recently funded research on the remarkable ability of homing pigeons to sense the earth’s magnetic field and orient accurately to find their way home.
Radio Wales Science Café – 4 April 2011
School of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Cardiff University
This week Adam Walton, from BBC Radio Wales, visits the School to take a closer look at one of the most complex organs in the human body: the eye.
Open Day for the Research Unit for Nystagmus (RUN) - 17 April 2010
First Open Day to pay tribute to and thank those who have volunteered for our studies, and to introduce those who were not volunteers to what we do in an informal environment. Interviewed by Insight Radio (RNIB).
1996-present Alumni admissions interviewer for Wales & Southwest England, Harvard University; member of Harvard Club of the United Kingdom (HCUK)
2007-present Organiser of the Cardiff Expat American Meetup Group