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Liz Clark is Visiting Lecturer and Patient Engagement Theme Lead at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicines Research within the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Following Medical Qualification and a short period in clinical medicine, Liz spent 28 years working in pharma. Her career encompassed a variety of roles in both commercial and scientific functions, predominantly in Medical Affairs and most recently in Patient Engagement.

She left her final Industry role as Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Norgine Ltd. in 2021 and now undertakes a wide-ranging portfolio of activity as an independent pharmaceutical physician. This comprises her role at Kings, patient engagement consultancy, delivery of training and coaching and as one of three Revalidation Leads, Educational Supervisor and Examiner for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

In addition to her medical qualifications, Liz holds a MSc in Pharmacovigilance; IAFPD Diploma in Psychological Coaching and Fellowships of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Institute for Leadership and Management and Chartered Management Institute.

Her work in patient engagement was recognised in the WEGO Awards 2021 where she was a finalist in the ‘Champion for Patient Engagement’ Category.

Liz’s research interests lie in the pragmatic involvement of people affected by health conditions in all aspects of the development and use of medicines, devices and other healthcare interventions, and sharing of best practice in this field.

In addition to lecturing and supervising dissertations on the pharmaceutical medicine MSc courses, Liz is in the process of developing stakeholder networks to promote partnership working with patients and communities in medicines development and healthcare both within the Centre for Pharmaceutical Medicines Research at Kings and in collaboration with pharma and the broader stakeholder community.