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Prof Liz Hughes

Job Title: Professor of Mental Health
Organisation: Leeds University

Liz is a professor of mental health at the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. She is a mental health nurse by background and worked in acute inpatient services and substance use services in London and the South of England.

Liz has an academic career spanning almost 20 years and her research interests span broadly the intersection of physical health and mental health. This began as an interest in drugs/alcohol and mental health. More recently she has developed an interest in the intersection between sex and mental health and has led an NIHR study which evaluated sexual health promotion for people with serious mental illness.