Dr Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hill (PhD RPSGT EST)

Sleep Research Fellow


Dr Lizzie Hill recently joined the CCBS team as a Sleep Research Fellow, working on a study investigating small vessel disease in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in collaboration with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, part of the Foundation Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence led by Prof Joanna Wardlaw. Having trained in the Department of Sleep Medicine, RIE alongside Dr Renata Riha (a PI on the Leducq study), Lizzie gained her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, examining prevalence and treatment of OSA in adults with Down syndrome. Alongside her post at CCBS, Lizzie is a Clinical Physiologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and an NRS Career Research Fellow. Lizzie is active within the sleep community, with a particular interest in training and education. She is President of the European Society of Sleep Technologists, a member of the European Sleep Research Society exam subcommittee and part of the British Sleep Society Executive Committee.


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2016     PhD Clinical Sciences & Community Health (Respiratory Medicine), The University of Edinburgh

2015     Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) M-level registration (Sleep)

2014     ESRS European Somnologist-Technologist (EST)

2005     Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT)

1998     Degree of BSc(Hons) Human Life Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Responsibilities & affiliations

European Society of Sleep Technologists (ESST) – UK Delegate since 2010; President since 2016

British Sleep Society (BSS) – Executive Committee member since 2011