Prof. Sir Aziz Sheikh

Director, Usher Institute
University of Edinburgh

Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh is Chair of Primary Care Research and Development, Director of the Usher Institute and Dean of Data at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), Director of the Health Data Research UK BREATHE Hub and is with Lord Ara Darzi Co-Director of the NHS Digital Academy.

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 the International Journal of Quality in Health Care.

Aziz is a Highly Cited Researcher and has fellowships from 9 learned societies. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Medicine and Health Care in 2014 and a Knight Bachelor in 2022 for Services to COVID-19 Research and Policy by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”