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Prof

Erica Fletcher

Professor
diabetic retinopathy
retina
retinal degeneration
age related macular degeneration
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
ophthalmology
neurosciences & neurology
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Prof

Erica Fletcher

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Mechanisms Of Retinal Disease
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Prof

Erica Fletcher

 

Prof Erica Fletcher is a Professor of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and has over 15 years experience in ophthalmological research. She is a clinically trained optometrist who holds both MSc and PhD degrees, which was completed in 1996 investigating the neurochemical changes that occur in an animal model of retinal degeneration.

Prof Fletcher’s postdoctoral training was undertaken with Prof. Dr. Heinz Wässle, at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany funded by an NHM&MRC CJ Martin Award. Prof Fletcher has been a tenured academic at The University of Melbourne since 2000. A central focus of Prof Fletcher’s work has been the translation of her work to address clinically significant questions and to aid in the development of better treatments for retinal disease. Prof Fletcher has received considerable research funding primarily from the NH&MRC and also a number of international funding agencies (e.g., Health Research Council, New Zealand, American Health Assistance Foundation), published widely in a range of high impact journals, whilst maintaining a teaching load and mentoring of research personnel. In addition Prof Fletcher serves on a number of editorial boards, provides leadership within optometry by serving on boards of management, as well as serving the research community through NHMRC grant review panels. In recognition of her excellence in vision research, Prof Fletcher was awarded the 2019 H Barry Collin Research Medal, the 2016 Glen Fry Award and the 2006 Irvin M and Beatrice Borish Award from the American Academy of Optometry. Prof Fletcher’s research interests remain primarily focussed on understanding the causes of retinal diseases.

Projects

Displaying the 64 most recent projects by Erica Fletcher.

64

Projects

Project Types


47

Research Grant


14

Research Contracts


3

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 198 most recent scholarly works by Erica Fletcher.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Optometry Australia

2016

American Academy of Optometry

2006

Irvin M and Beatrice Borish Award

American Academy of Optometry

2002

Dean's Award for Teaching

University of Melbourne

2014

FAAO - Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry


2014

Fellowship of the Victorian College of Optometry


6

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Anatomy And Neuroscience

Member

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Education


Graduate Certificate in ocular therapeutics

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Science in optometry

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science in optometry

University of Melbourne