Dr. Manuel Spitschan

Mentor at University of Basel

Country of residence

Dr Manuel Spitschan is a University Research Lecturer and Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. After reading psychology at the University of St Andrews (2012) and completing his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania (2016), he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Chronobiology in Basel. His research focuses on the effects of light and lighting on human physiology, behaviour, health and wellbeing, with a specific interest in integrating knowledge from visual and circadian neuroscience. In addition to his research, he is active in the CIE (Member of TC 1-98), the Daylight Academy and the Optical Society Color Technical Group.

Project involvement

Within LIGHTCAP, I’m part of the Basel team. I am supervising Rafael Lazar, and working closely with the other members of the Basel team.


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