Erica is a legally blind artist, researcher and academic. The nature of visual perception and how it is affected by vision loss, informs her research and art practice. Her PhD focused on the interaction between art, ophthalmology and the entoptic effects of macular disease.
She is currently Artist in Residence at the Rossjohn Lab, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Future Self and Design Living Lab, Centre for Design Innovation, Swinburne University, Melbourne.
Erica creates multi-sensory, multimodal exhibitions exploring current research in biomedicine to blind and low vision audiences across Australia and has extensive experience in communicating with, and understanding, the needs of those with disability, ageing and dementia.
In 2019, she was a Finalist in the Australia Museum and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for STEM Inclusion.