Professor Liam Smeeth trained in medicine and continues to do clinical work as a general practitioner in north London. He joined LSHTM in 1999 and has held fellowships from NIHR, MRC and Wellcome. As well as academic and clinical work, Liam is involved in a range of activities for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the UK National Health Service more widely. He is a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation, a member of the steering group for UK Biobank, and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.