Liz is a Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health and Neurodisability at Nottingham Children’s Hospital (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust), with clinical work in general paediatrics in the community, neurodevelopmental disorders, safeguarding and running specialist services for Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Within the Trust she has held roles as Assistant Director for Medical Education and Clinical Lead for Community Paediatrics. From 2008 to 2016 she was Pathway Lead Clinician for Children and Young People, leading the service improvement programme for children and ensuring quality, risk and safety for children and young people across the Trust. She sits on the Ethics of Clinical Practice Committee. She is a medical student personal tutor and examiner, appraiser, educational supervisor and lead for the medical mentoring program.
Liz has been involved in local and regional strategic development, as clinical lead for the Children’s work stream of the Nottinghamshire (Darzi) Next Stage Review and subsequently set up the Nottinghamshire Children’s Health Network. She is a member of the East Midlands Clinical Senate Council.
Liz is a founder and past Chairperson of the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group ( UK and Ireland) , and web editor for www.dsmig.org.uk . She regular lectures and writes on medical aspects of Down syndrome for parents, and professionals and is co-editor of the book “Down syndrome – current perspectives”.
Liz has been active within the RCPCH as a representative on Advisory Appointment Committees, member of the Paediatricians in Medical Management Committee, and as part of the Invited Reviews Team. She took up the post of RCPCH Treasurer in January 2019.