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Research Interests

My research takes place within the Ophthalmic Research Group and primarily concentrates on statistical analysis of visual field data and examination of structure-function relationships in central retinal eye disease; in particular, retinal oximetry, biometry and OCT. Perimetry methodologies currently being investigated are standard perimetry, short-wavelength automated perimetry (SWAP). I am also applying perimetry methodologies to examine the reproducibility of the Esterman binocular field test in patients with established visual field loss in the context of meeting the visual field requirements of the DVLA.

I also have an interest in ophthalmic lenses and dispensing and am investigating facial athropometry, specifically nasal development in normally developing children and children with Down's syndrome with the aim of achieving better design and fitting of spectacles.


Aston University

Senior Lecturer - School of Optometry

Membership of Professional Bodies

Statutory Registration with the General Optical Council

Member of the College of Optometrists

Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

Teaching Activity

First Year

  • Ophthalmic Lenses
  • Optics & Medical Imaging

Second Year

  • Further Investigative Techniques

Third Year

  • Elective Studies Supervision

Fourth Year

  • Advanced Investigative Techniques
  • Inter-Professional Communication

Administrative Roles

Fourth Year Tutor

Contact Details

email: r.p.cubbidge@aston.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4107
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4048 4220

Education/Academic qualification

PG Dip

Award Date: 11 Jun 2019


Award Date: 1 Jun 1998

BSc, University of Bradford

Award Date: 7 Jul 1990

External positions

External Examiner UG Optometry Programme, University of Huddersfield

1 Oct 201930 Sep 2023


1 May 2019 → …

External Moderator

1 Jan 2014 → …


  • RE Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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Research Output

Open Access
  • In vivo measures of anterior scleral resistance in humans with rebound tonometry

    Buckhurst, H. D., Gilmartin, B., Lam, A., Cubbidge, R. P. & Logan, N. S., 1 Jul 2020, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 40, 4, p. 472-481 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Regulation of oxygen saturation in retinal blood vessels in response to dynamic exercise

    Heitmar, R., Vekria, P. & Cubbidge, R. P., 2 Nov 2017, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Comparison of subjective and objective methods to determine the retinal arterio-venous ratio using fundus photography

    Heitmar, R., Kalitzeos, A. A., Patel, S. R., Prabhu-Das, D. & Cubbidge, R. P., Oct 2015, In : Journal of Optometry. 8, 4, p. 252-257 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Thesis

    Examination variability in short-wavelength automated perimetry

    Author: Cubbidge, R. P., 1997

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy



    • 1 Examination
    • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

    External Examiner

    Robert Cubbidge (Examiner)

    1 Oct 20121 Oct 2017

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Five Year Internal Review of BSc Optometry Programme

    Robert Cubbidge (Member)


    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee