School of Applied
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science
Professor Susan Hill is a respiratory scientist, working for
most of her career in the NHS and academia in Birmingham* where she
continues to have research interests. She is professional head of
the 50,000 strong scientific workforce in the NHS and related
organisations andcame into post as Chief Scientific Officer in
She provides advice to ministers and senior government officials
on the healthcare science workforce and the services they deliver,
and leads on or contributes to the development of policy and other
She works across Government and with a range of external
stakeholders to deliver strategic change through new and innovative
ways of working, and improve services to patients and the public.
She is passionate about raising awareness of the role and
achievements of healthcare scientists as well as bringing science
in health to life for young people, which she does as part of her
role as DH Science and Society champion.
Working for the Department of Health, Professor Hill has added
several other areas to her portfolio, including appointment in 2004
as the National Clinical Lead for Physiological Measurement
Diagnostics, inclusive of the national audiology programme and more
recently as the Workforce and Technology Lead. In 2006 she took on
the role of National Clinical Lead for respiratory conditions
including the development of the COPD national strategy.
She is Vice President of the British Lung Foundation, having had
a long association with the charity since its inception in the
early 1980s. In 2005 she was awarded an OBE.
*University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (and its
predecessors) and University of Birmingham.
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