National Director for Respiratory Disease

Professor Sue Hill OBE is the Chief Scientific Officer, the head of profession for the 50,000 healthcare science workforce in the NHS and associated bodies – embracing more than 45 separate scientific specialisms as well as her role as National Director for Respiratory DiseaseSue Hill

provides: a strong scientific research base for the programme

ensures: a high profile is maintained nationally and internationally

contributes: to scientific debate and knowledge

is responsible for: leadership of the scientific medical community

About Sue Hill: Sue is a clinical respiratory scientist working for most of her career in NHS and Academic roles at University Hospital Birmingham (and its predecessors) and the University of Birmingham where she held a wide range of clinical, managerial and research responsibilities. She has published and presented widely and has extensive involvement in national and international professional societies and initiatives.

Sue was appointed as Chief Scientific Officer in 2002. She received an OBE for her services to healthcare science in 2005 and has been awarded DScs from six Universities in England.

She has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Biology and is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in recognition of her work in raising standards and promoting partnerships between scientists and physicians.

Sue is a Vice President of the British Lung Foundation, having been associated with the charity since its inception in the early 1980s.

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