Our team of Scientists is multidisciplinary and works collaboratively internally, nationally and internationally for the benefit of blind veterans and the wider society. All of our activities are in accordance with the highest ethical standards for research, including research involving humans.


We work with Veterans, Researchers, Inventors and many professionals worldwide. (below map of our research partners)

Our team

"Blind veterans have given so much to society during times of conflict. The discoveries made in a clinical research facility will ensure that our veterans will continue to support society during times of peace”.
Professor Russell Foster CBE, FRSB, FMedSci, FRS University of Oxford

Our collaborators and partners

  • Our Collaborators
    • Anglia Ruskin University
    • Aurrigo
    • Blinded Veterans Association
    • Boston University School of Medicine
    • BT
    • Circadian Therapeutics
    • Defence Health Agency US
    • Emteq
    • Fight for Sight
    • Harvard University
    • Henshaws
    • Medopad
    • Microsoft Research
    • Ministry of Defence UK
    • Moorfields
    • NHS England and NHS Improvement 
    • Northumbria University
    • Oxford VR
    • RealSam,
    • Sale Sharks
    • Team Lewis
    • The British Defence Staff in the United States 
    • The University of Manchester
    • Thomas Pocklington Trust
    • UK Acquired brain Injury Forum
    • UK Embassy in Washington DC
    • University College London
    • University of Birmingham
    • University of East Anglia
    • University of Leeds
    • University of Oxford
    • University of Plymouth
    • University of Toronto
    • US Department of Defence
    • US Department of Veteran Affairs
    • US Embassy in the UK
    • Veterans Trauma Network National Health System UK
    • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Research and Ethics Expert Advisory Group

    The Expert Advisory Group is comprised of the experts and Trustees of Blind Veterans UK. Its purpose is to provide advice, feedback, and monitor performance against the objectives of the Research Strategy. The Group also provide guidance on ethics and other related matters for Blind Veterans UK.

    Chairman of the Group is Mr Ian Sherriff, BEM, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth.

    Ian is the Dementia Lead at Plymouth University, member of the Prime Ministers Dementia Champion group, Chair of the Prime Ministers Rural Dementia Friendly Task and Finish group.