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Elizabeth Hughes

Professor of Mental Health, University of Leeds

Liz is Professor of Mental Health in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. She is an applied mental health researcher with an interest in co-occurring drug and alcohol issues and mental health (formally known as "dual diagnosis"), sexual assault and sexual health, and improving physical health for people with mental health problems. She has a clinical background as a mental health nurse and worked in acute mental health wards and drug and alcohol services. She has undertaken funded research as chief investigator and collaborator over the past 20 years, and has published over 70 articles on topics related to her expertise.


  • 2018–present
    Professor , University of Leeds
  • 2015–2018
    Professor , University of Huddersfield
  • 2011–2015
    Senior Lecturer, University of York
  • 2008–2010
    Reader, Coventry University
  • 2006–2008
    Senior Research Fellow, University of Lincoln
  • 1999–2006
    Research Nurse Tutor, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, Kings College London