As Course Leader Conrad has written and developed one of the most exciting and successful photography degrees in the country. Within the HE sector, he has a recognised profile, including being elected Chair of The Association for Photography in Higher Education (APHE) between 2011-14, helping him to maintain a high profile in the photographic community. Professionally Conrad has freelanced for editorial clients, including the Observer Magazine and the Saturday and Sunday Times Magazines. His work has also been represented by both Photonica and Getty Images, for advertising and promotion. Conrad’s work has also been exhibited nationally over the last 20 years. He continues to make personal work and when he has time and takes on occasional commissions, including an ongoing body of work based around alternative football culture in Hamburg (FC Sankt Pauli) and commissioned work for Bond & Coyne in 2016. He has developed a network of important contacts within the photographic industry that both enrich the courses’ contemporary currency and inform the curriculum, this includes agents, picture editors, stylists, advertising creatives, art directors, photographic assistants and photographers. Conrad chaired the War on Want Photography Award ‘Document’ 2010 as well as Co-curating an International Student Photography exhibition as part of New York Photography Festival 2010.
- Chair of the Association for Photography in Higher Education (2011–2014)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. (2006)
- The Royal Photographic Society. Award for 'Services to Photographic Education' (2013)