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Dr Eirian Hughes 

Educational and Professional Qualifications:

1996-2002:      PhD, Metallothionein mediated resistance of astrocytomas to radiotherapy and chemotherapy, Cardiff University

1993-1996:      BSc (2:1 Hons.), Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry, Cardiff University

2004-2007:      FBDO, Association of British Dispensing Opticians, Kent


Academic Positions:

2013 - present:  Teacher, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

2008 - present:  Dispensing Optician, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

2002 - 2003:      Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich

2000 - 2001:    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff


School Roles and Committees:

2008 - present:  Member of Exam Board

2009 - present:  Member of Clinic Committee

2010 - present:  Member of Strategic Planning Committee



External Committees/Memberships:                   

2010 - present:     Member of the Health and Wellbeing Committee (Cardiff University)


Innovation and Engagement:

I have published the following articles in optometric publications:

Dispensing spectacles for children, Hughes, E.  Optometry Today June 15, 2012
Maximising lens appearance, Hughes, E.   Optometry Today August 17, 2012
Aspheric lenses. Hughes, E.  Optometry Today September 21, 2012
Occupational dispensing, Hughes, E. Optometry Today October 19, 2012
Vocational dispensing, Hughes, E.  Optometry Today November 16, 2012
Don’t speculate - communicate, Hughes, E.  Optometry Today November 30, 2012
Key considerations when dispensing children’s spectacles, Hughes, E. Dispensing Optics January 2014


I have given talks entitled Paediatric Dispensing to the All Wales Association of Teachers of Visual Impairment group (Llandrindod Wells, 2012) and to specialist teachers responsible for visual impairment (Cardiff, 2012).