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Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh has been appointed to succeed Professor Richard Hobbs CBE as Nuffield Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Head of Department from August 2024.

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Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh is currently Director of the Usher Institute at The University of Edinburgh. He is also Dean of Data for The University of Edinburgh, Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research and a Research Director of Health Data Research UK. 

leading primary care academic and epidemiologist, Aziz has substantial research interests in asthma, allergy and in leveraging the potential of health information technology and data science to transform the delivery of care and improve population health. Aziz enjoys collaborations with academic colleagues across the globe and works closely with policymakers both in the UK and internationally.
He has, together with colleagues, held research grants of more than £100m and publishes regularly in the world's foremost journals.  

Sir Aziz Sheikh
said: It is an absolute privilege to succeed Professor Richard Hobbs as the Head of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, which is internationally respected for its excellence in primary care research and teaching. At a time when the UK and indeed the world are crying out for effective, sustainable models of primary care led health systems, I greatly look forward to working with the outstanding talent across the department, the Medical Sciences Division and the University of Oxford more generally, together with global partners, to re-imagine health system functioning. "

Read the full story on the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences website.