Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
Director of PIONEER

University of Birmingham


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Professor Elizabeth Sapey

Leadership Team


Liz is a Professor of Acute and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Birmingham and an Acute and Respiratory Medicine Consultant at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. She is also the Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing within the University of Birmingham and the President of the British Association for Lung Research.

Liz’s research interests focus on inflammatory and infectious respiratory diseases associated with ageing, and the impact of inflammation during acute diseases. Liz’s clinical work focuses her research, enabling her to recognise challenges within acute care provision and ensure patients are at the heart of addressing these issues. Increasing participation and reducing barriers to enable collaborative research remains one of Liz’s passions, so that innovation reflects the diversity of the UK population.

As founder and Director of PIONEER, the HDR UK Hub in acute care, Liz continues the integration of traditionally siloed acute care healthcare providers, working with patients, NHS organisations, AI systems, academia and industry, to transform care provision and improve outcomes and choices for patients.”

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Mr Sheikh Momin

Neurosurgery Academic Clinical Fellow
University of Birmingham

Mrs Victoria Cooper

Quality and Governance Lead
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Conor Price

Chief Information Officer
Herefordshire General Practice

Mr Glen Howard

Programme Manager Health Analytics and Informatics
Health Innovation East Midlands