Clare Grace, Ph.D.


Clare Grace, Ph.D.

Chief Patient Officer

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Dr. Clare Grace is Chief Patient Officer at Parexel. Dr. Grace manages the organization’s site intelligence activities for all phases of clinical research. She oversees global patient advocacy and site efforts, including strategies for patient engagement, clinical trial diversity, and innovative approaches to help study teams and clients work more effectively with investigational sites.

Work experience

Dr. Grace has more than 20 years of experience in the clinical research and biopharmaceutical industry. Before joining Parexel, Clare was the Vice President of Site and Patient Access at Syneos. She was responsible for patient engagement, feasibility, site identification, strategic site relations, and investigator payments. Earlier in her career, she held key clinical operations roles at PPD, AstraZeneca, and Antisoma.


Dr. Grace earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Oncology from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a bachelor’s degree in applied biochemistry from Liverpool John Moores University.