Dr. Elizabeth Ford

Brighton and Sussex Medical School


Elizabeth Ford received her BA(Hons) in Psychology with Physiology from the University of Oxford in 2000, and subsequently held a research assistant post in Psychology at University College London. She took up a Medical Research Council funded PhD position in clinical health psychology at the University of Sussex in 2004. From 2007-2015 she had a range of postdoc positions, moving from Psychology (University of Sussex) to Psychiatric Epidemiology (Barts Medical School, London) to Primary Care Epidemiology in 2011 (Brighton and Sussex Medical School). She has gained a reputation in using a range of methods to explore data quality in primary care databases. In 2016 Dr Ford was appointed Lecturer in Medical Research Methodology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), and was awarded funding from the Wellcome Trust to identify patients with initial indications of dementia in primary care. She was also appointed to the first cohort of Future Leaders in Health Data Science at the UK-wide Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research.

At Future Medicine 2017 she will talk about "Using astrophysics to close the ”diagnosis gap” for dementia in UK general practice".