University of Cape Coast

Prof. Samuel Kyei is an Associate Professor of the Clinical Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cape Coast and the Founding Director of the Biomedical and Clinical Research Centre, BCRC, University of Cape Coast.

He holds a PhD in Optometry from the University of KwaZulu -Natal, Durban, South Africa, Master of Philosophy in Pharmacology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, a Doctor of Optometry Degree with BSc Ophthalmic Sciences from the University of Cape Coast. He graduated from the Assemblies of God Theological Sermonary with Diploma in Theology. 

Prof. Samuel Kyei was the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Roche Collaboration for Research Award Winner. He collaborated with Dr. Lyne Racette of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alabama of Birmingham, Alabama, USA of project entitled “Assessing adherence to glaucoma treatment in Ghana”. Prof. Kyei has participated in several workshops, training and programmes in the higher education including academic leadership, teaching and learning in higher education, academic writing and publication, research ethics, and workshops for research supervisors.

Prof. Samuel Kyei serves as a Visiting Professor of Optometry, Bindura University of Science Education, BUSE, Zimbabwe, where he led a team in the establishment of the first Optometry programme in Zimbabwe. He helped established a maiden laboratory for the training of optometrists in BUSE, and played a key role in the recruitment of young and energetic Optometry educators to run and sustain the programme. He serves as an external examiner to several Optometry and Ophthalmology programmes in African particularly, Malawi and Rwanda. This has endowed him with the opportunity to have a clear understanding of the Africa’s terrain, so far as health sciences education is concern.

Prof. Samuel Kyei is an illustrious Optometry educator, an astute researcher and a mentor who has received recognition for his scholarly works. He is ranked among the top 10 most published researchers at the University of Cape Coast with more than 100 peer reviewed journal  articles to his credit. At the international front he was identified to serve as a member of the sub-specialty working group (ocular surface and anterior eye) by the World Health Organization, WHO in contributing to the Package of Eye Care Interventions which was launched at the 75th World Health Assembly. 

Prof. Kyei has served on a number of boards at the local (University), regional and national levels. He served on the Academic Board of the University of Cape Coast, College Board, College of Health and Allied Sciences, School Board, School of Allied Health Sciences, Department Board, Department Optometry and Vision Science. He was the School of Allied Health Sciences’ Examinations and Registration Officer and served on the Timetable Committee of the University of Cape Coast. He chaired the Departmental Board of Imaging Technology and Sonography from August, 2020-July 2022, and the Education Sub-Committee of Allied Health Profession Council of Ghana, AHPC. He is currently the Chairman of the University Basic School Governing Committee and serves on the Governing Board of the Allied Health Professions Council of Ghana. He has a proven capabilities as a team player and an excellent record of treating students and staff with respect. He is professional in his dealing with colleagues and external stakeholders. 

He engages in several other outreach and extension duties both at the University and at the National level. He practices and consults at the Department of Optometry Eye Clinic and the University of Cape Coast Eye clinic as a professional optometrist.