Liz Sapey

Programme Director

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 Managing Director of Birmingham’s NIHR Clinical Research Facility. Liz’s research interests focus on inflammatory and infectious respiratory diseases associated with ageing, and the impact of inflammation in an ageing host during hospitalisation. 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 Director of PIONEER, 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.