Aziz Sheikh (OBE, FRSE, FMedSci)

Chair of Primary Care Research and Development

Address

Street

Usher Institute – University of Edinburgh
Old Medical School
Teviot Place

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AG
Street

Usher Institute – University of Edinburgh
NINE
9 Little France Road
Edinburgh BioQuarter

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH16 4UX

Background

Professor Sheikh is Director of the Usher Institute. He is also Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), Director of the Scottish Allergy and Respiratory Academy (SARA), Director of the NIHR Global Respiratory Health Unit (RESPIRE) and is Co-Director of the NHS Digital Academy.

Qualifications

BSc, MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCGP, FRCP, FRCPE, FFPH, FACMI, FFCI, FRSE, FMedSci

Responsibilities & affiliations

Currently Aziz holds a number of visiting chairs, namely: University of Birmingham (UK), Queen Mary’s University of London (UK) and Maastricht University (Netherlands).  He was previously Visiting Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He is an editorial board member of BMC Medicine, Health Informatics Journal, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Medical Care and PLOS Medicine, and is Editor-in-Chief of npj: Primary Care Respiratory Medicine.

Aziz was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Medicine and Health Care by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.

Research summary

Aziz is a primary care academic and epidemiologist with substantial research interests in asthma/allergy and in leveraging the potential of health information technology and data science to transfrom the delivery of care and improve population health. 

He enjoys collaborations with academic colleagues across the globe and works closely with policymakers both in the UK and internationally.  

He has held research grants in excess of $90m, publishes regulalrly in the world's foremost journals, has over 50,000 citations to his work and is a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate, 2018).

Project activity

Aziz's projects include work on health inequalities and asthma.

Project list on Edinburgh Research Explorer

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