John D. Kirwan

John D. Kirwan


Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn


I am a life science researcher, interested in invertebrate vision, scientific data analysis and scientific communication. I carried out my doctoral research on spatial vision in simple visual systems at Lund University, Sweden. I am a postdoc at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, working on photodetection in a sea urchin. Find my CV here.

  • Invertebrate vision
  • Visually-guided behaviour
  • Animal psychophysics
  • Scientific data analysis
  • PhD in Biology (Vision Science), 2018

    Lund University

  • Research M.Sc. in Biology, 2010

    University College Dublin

  • B.Sc. Hons, 2008

    University College Dublin


Vision science
Scientific data analysis
Scientific writing


Post-doctoral Researcher
Oct 2019 – Present Naples, Italy
Project Manager - Vision Research
Jun 2019 – Aug 2019 Lund, Sweden
Doctoral Researcher
May 2013 – Jun 2018 Lund, Sweden
Wrote my PhD thesis ‘Spatial Vision in Diverse Invertebrates’ at the Lund Vision Group in Sweden.
Expedition Assistant Leader
Apr 2013 – May 2013 Solokhumbu, Nepal
Assistant Leader for Expedition to Everest Basecamp.
Research Assistant
Oct 2012 – Apr 2013 Dublin, Ireland
Ecological modelling using R.

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