Richard Conrad "Con" Cambie (born 1931) is a New Zealand natural products chemist known for his research into bioactive compounds.
Born in 1931, Cambie was educated at Tauranga College. He attended Auckland University College, graduating with an MSc with first-class honours in 1955 and a PhD in 1958. Appointed to the staff of chemistry department at Auckland in 1958, Cambie then studied at the University of Oxford, where he was awarded a DPhil in 1963.
He returned to the University of Auckland and, following the retirement of L.H. Briggs in 1969, he was appointed to a professorial chair. For a time he also served as assistant vice-chancellor (student services). On his retirement in 1996 Cambie was granted the title of professor emeritus.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1966, and the following year he was awarded the society's Hector Medal, New Zealand's highest science honour at that time.Cambie, Richard Conrad; Ash, Julian (1993). Fijian medicinal plants. Auckland, New Zealand: University of Auckland.
Cambie, Richard Conrad; Brewis, Alexandra Avril (1997). Anti-fertility plants of the Pacific. CSIRO.
Cambie, Richard Conrad; Davis, B.R. (1983). A century of chemistry at the University of Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand: Percival Publishing.