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Robert Harper

Dr Robert Harper



BSc (Hons), MPhil, DPhil, DipGlauc, DipTP(IP), FCOptom

Special Interests:

Visual impairment, glaucoma, general optometry


Robert Harper is an Optometrist at MREH and n Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Visiting Professor at the School of Health Sciences, City University. Robert joined the hospital in 1994, and currently has a role encompassing; clinical work; teaching; research; clinical audit; and wider professional matters. His main areas of clinical and research interest include glaucoma, diagnostic test evaluation, visual impairement, and evaluation of enhanced schemes within optometry. He has secured ~£2million grant income as lead or co-applicant on research grants and has authored some ~60 papers in peer review scientific journals. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Life Fellow of the College of Optometrists.