In celebration of #WorldAllergyWeek, and as the NHS celebrates its 70th Birthday #NHS70, we are sharing stories from our Healthcare Professional Members about their work. Professor Aziz Shiekh specialises in the field of epidemiology, the study of how often diseases occur in different groups of people and why.
Aziz trained in Physiology and Medicine, graduating from University College, London in 1990 and 1993. After completing his training in general practice, Aziz decided to pursue an academic career specialising in the field of epidemiology.
Since August 2003 Aziz has held the post of Chair in Primary Care Research & Development in the Centre for Population Health Sciences at The University of Edinburgh and since 2011 he is Research Director in the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
Aziz’s research interests include epidemiology and primary care management of asthma and allergic disorders, medical errors and patient safety and the intriguing relationship between religion, culture and health.