Erika Jones serves as Curator of Navigation and Oceanography at Royal Museums Greenwich, working primarily at the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

Presently, the online exhibition, Sea Change: Celebrating the groundbreaking expedition of HMS Challenger is based on the original research of Dr Jones, who consulted the University’s Challenger archives for her 2019 doctoral thesis. The exhibition was curated by Bianca Packham, Engagement Officer (Exhibitions) for the Centre for Research Collections.

The main exhibition illustration is by Rupam Grimoeuvre.

Before becoming a museum curator, Jones studied as a postgraduate student in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London, awarded the Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science for her thesis, Making the Ocean Visible: Science and Mobility on the Challenger Expedition, 1872-1895, centered on the voyage and scientific study of the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876), a time when science began to first explore the mysteries of the deep sea.