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Liam Smeeth


Professor of Clinical Epidemiology

Theme 1 - Making the most of real-world data

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Liam Smeeth is professor of clinical epidemiology and Head of the Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He also undertakes clinical work as a general practitioner in north London. Much of his research is based on making better use of computerised clinical data both to investigate drug effects and disease aetiology.

He holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship in Clinical Science and is Deputy Director of the Farr Institute London, one of the four UK Health Informatics Research Centres.

His broad interests include disease aetiology, drug effects, genetics and non-communicable diseases in low income settings. He is involved in a range of activities for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the National Health Service more widely.