Robert Conway

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

In addition to clinical optometry and contact lenses Robert’s interest areas are practice management and optometric education.

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Robert has taught at ARU since 1996. He spent a year in private practice before his first academic post as a lecturer in clinical optometry at the University of Benin, Nigeria. Here he completed his MPhil, Optometric Parameters within a Nigerian Population. He then served as a Senior Lecturer in Contact Lenses and Practice Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

In 1992, Robert rejoined his family practice of Dipple & Conway in Norwich, where he's currently a co-director.

Research interests

  • Contact lenses and visual function

Areas of research supervision

  • Contact lenses
  • Practice management


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BOptom (Hons) Optometry


  • MPhil, City University London
  • BSc (Hons) Optometry, City University London
  • Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association
  • Fellow of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators

Memberships, editorial boards

  • College of Optometrists
  • British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators