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Dr Gill Lowe appointed as National Haematology Lead for the NIHR

Dr Gill Lowe, a Haematology consultant at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), has been appointed as National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) National Haematology Specialty Lead.

In her role as a consultant at UHB, Dr Lowe treats patients who have disorders of blood clotting, blood problems relating to pregnancy as well as immune blood disorders. Additionally, she works within Research Development and Innovation at the Trust as Deputy Clinical Director of Research. She is also a co-lead in the haematology department for training and supporting junior doctors.

The main aim of her new role at NIHR is to be able to promote and offer clinical research studies to all patients as part of their routine care. On the role, Dr Lowe said: “I’m very excited to have been appointed National Haematology Specialty Lead. Over a number of years, I have been involved in the great work of the Haematology National Specialty Group, and I look forward to continuing to be part of this.

“There is a lot of scope to improve research for certain patient groups, such as those with sickle cell disease, and trials of new drug treatments for thrombosis. It is incredibly important that we keep patients at the heart of research.”

Professor Matthew Brookes, Clinical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands added: “It is great news for our region that Dr Lowe will now be leading nationally on Haematology research, as well as continuing to lead on this at a local level across the West Midlands. We very much look forward to continuing to work with Dr Lowe.” 

About Dr Lowe

Gill is a Consultant Haematologist specialising in haemostasis and thrombosis. 

She did her medical degree in Cambridge and moved to Birmingham in 2006 for specialist haematology training. Her PhD was on inherited platelet disorders. Gill's interests include teaching and clinical research, and she sits on several national committees in these areas. She is a Trustee for two charities that represent patients with bleeding disorders.


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