About VCR - Key Personnel

Graeme Young MPhil PhD FCOptom DCLP FAAO FBCLA, Managing Director

Graeme Young, Managing Director

Graeme Young has over 30 years experience of managing clinical trials. Prior to forming Visioncare Research, he was UK Director of R&D for Allergan Inc. He has authored over one hundred publications in the scientific literature including five textbook chapters. He has given numerous scientific and didactic presentations to scientific meetings around the world. He is an ex-president of the British Contact Lens Association and fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He holds a masters degree from The City University, London and PhD from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.


Ruth Craven PhD, Director of Clinical Operations

Ruth Craven leads and manages an established research team and is responsible for all clinical and operational aspects of VCR’s clinical trial programs to meet study objectives in accordance with contractual timelines, sponsor specifications, quality and GCP.

Ruth also engages in business development activities and collaborates at management level with VCR Sponsors to oversee clinical research programs, services and key specific projects. In a career spanning over 25 years, Ruth has worked for international clinical research and pharmaceutical companies. She has a PhD from the University of Central Lancashire and Calgary University, Canada in the field of Neuroimmune Physiology, studying the integrative roles of the immune and nervous systems in the regulation of tear secretion.


Chris Hunt MSc, Senior Statistician

Chris Hunt, Biostatistician

Chris Hunt is responsible for all aspects of statistical analysis, from protocol development through to publication. He has a track record of assuring that all data analyses are accurate, thorough, and completed within the agreed deadlines. Since joining Visioncare Research in 1997, he has co-authored a wide range of scientific papers and posters. He has an MSc in Medical Statistics from Southampton University.



Visioncare Research has a range of expertise which, coupled with a robust quality system, helps to ensure that projects receive the necessary attention to detail.