Liz has enjoyed nearly 40 years of clinical practice at the University Hospitals of Leicester. After training and brief spells in vascular surgery and coronary care Liz spent an influential decade in the trusts busy, high performing and very research active respiratory unit. This led to an interest in lung cancer and spending the last 23 years of practice bridging both respiratory and cancer services. It was from here Liz established Mesothelioma UK, a national charity for mesothelioma.
Currently she is a Consultant Nurse at UHL and is also CEO at Mesothelioma UK. Liz has Honorary university positions in both Leicester and Sheffield, is very research active, keenly promotes nursing as a career and engages in education and training on many levels.
Liz is a founder member of the International Thoracic Oncology Nurses Forum, a past chair of Lung Cancer Nursing UK, a long serving previous board member of The British Thoracic Oncology Group and a current, first nurse member of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group board.
In the 2019 Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday honours list, Liz was invited to become a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her services to patients and cancer research.