Richard Earlam

Richard Earlam

Senior Teacher

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Email:
earlam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 74852
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2087 4859

Research Overview

My research interests lie in ballistically testing safety lenses and materials used for eye protection in industry

Teaching Overview

I have been a member of the academic staff here in Cardiff for a very long time and my main role is in teaching and administration. As a qualified optometrist and dispensing optician have an interest in both Low Vision and Dispensing. I supervise the third year Low vision Clinic providing optometric assessment and support to those who find it very difficult to carry out their normal daily tasks as a result of being unable to see clearly. I also teach dispensing to the first and second years and supervise the second year clinics.

In addition, I am the Undergraduate admissions tutor, responsible for the selection of students for our optometry course, and a senior personal tutor providing our students with pastoral care. I also support the Optometry Society whose sole mission is to ensure that all our students have fun.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • Dispensing Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Life Fellow of the College of Optometrists

Academic Positions

  • Senior Tutor, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University

Honours and awards

  • 2012- Life Fellowship of the College of Optometrists

Professional memberships

  • Member of the College of Optometrists 
  • Examiner for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians 
  • Examiner for the College of Optometrists

Committees and reviewing

  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor 
  • Member of the Undergraduate Staff/Student panel 
  • Member of the Board of Studies 
  • Member of the School Board

My research involves ballistic testing of safety lenses and materials used for eye protection in industry.