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Appointment of new Principal for ABDO College

Dr Robert Cubbidge will take over as principal of ABDO College from July 2021.

Rob is currently a senior lecturer in Optometry at Aston University. He has held academic posts there since 1998 including programme directorships of the BSc and MOptom programmes. He has been visiting Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark since 2016.

He has had a long association with ABDO and ABDO College and has been an external moderator for the college since 2014. He has also been an external assessor for the ABDO programme in Malaysia.

His professional interest lay largely in optics and in his own words he has “a passion for lenses and dispensing”. Rob has extensive knowledge of research programmes and will seek to substantially enhance our progress in this area. He has published a number of books and many articles.

Sir Anthony Garrett CBE HonFBDO says, “I am delighted that we have managed to recruit such a well-known and respected teacher to build on the tremendous work that Jo Underwood has done and I am sure everyone will give him a warm and generous welcome when he takes up his post.”