Prof Liam Smeeth
I am professor of clinical epidemiology and Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I am also a clinician in NHS general practice. During my career I have has been supported by fellowships from MRC, NIHR and Wellcome. I was previously a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation and a non-executive director of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. I am a member of the strategic oversight committee for UK Biobank and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
I am involved in a range of teaching activities across LSHTM.
Much of my research was based on making better use of computerised clinical data for research. I co-led the creation of the OpenSafely resource in response to the Covid pandemic and helped lead the creation of the 100 million cohort in Brazil. My broad interests include disease aetiology, drug effects, genetics, health and climate change, and non-communicable diseases in low income settings.