Professor Aziz Sheikh, the Joint Editor-in-Chief of the new Nature Partner Journal, npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, has been awarded an OBE for services to medicine in the Birthday Honours list.
The award is recognition of the contributions Aziz has made throughout a career during which he has advised the English and Scottish Governments on patient safety, was an adviser to NHS Connecting for Health’s Evaluation Programme, served as a member of the Information Technology for Patient Safety Expert Working Group of the World Health Organization’s World Alliance for Patient Safety (2009-2010), and is now chairman of the Patient Safety in Primary Care Working Group for the World Health Organization.
Professor Sheikh is Professor of Primary Care Research & Development at The University of Edinburgh, UK where he is also co-director of its Centre for Population Health Sciences and the head of its Allergy & Respiratory Research Group.
He read Physiology and Medicine at University College London and then read Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Clinically, he trained in General Practice at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow and received specialist training in allergy at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He has Fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians in both London and Edinburgh and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Professor Sheikh has editorial experience with a number of journals, including the BMJ (editorial advisor, Primary Care editorial advisor) and PLOS Medicine (section advisor, Guidelines and Guidance). He holds visiting chairs at the University of Birmingham (UK), Queen Mary’s University of London (UK), Maastricht University (Netherlands), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (USA). He regularly publishes in leading international journals and details of his publications can be found on Research Gate.
He was appointed Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Primary Care Respiratory Journal in 2011 and in 2014 oversaw the re-launch of the journal under its new title, npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, as part of the Nature Partner Journal series.