Sir Aziz Sheikh (OBE, FRSE, FMedSci)

Professor of Primary Care Research and Development

Address

Street

Usher Institute – The University of Edinburgh
Old Medical School
Teviot Place

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AG
Street

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

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH16 4UX

Background

Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh is Dean of Data for The University of Edinburgh, Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR) and a Research Director of Health Data Research UK.

Qualifications

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

Responsibilities & affiliations

He has served as an adviser to a number of Scottish, UK and international government bodies and to inter-governmental organisations, including the World Bank and World Health Organization.

He is an editorial board member of Health Informatics Journal, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, The Lancet Regional Health Europe, Medical Care and PLoS Medicine, and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

Aziz was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Medicine and Health Care in 2014, and received a knighthood for 'Services to COVID-19 research and policy' in 2022.

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 $100m, publishes regularly 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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