Liz Anderson completed a four and a half year traditional degree nursing course at St Bartholomew' s Hospital and City University, London.
Liz went onto train and work in Leicester as a midwife and health visitor. Her career expanded into clinical research after completing a PhD within the Leicester Medical School on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Following a period of working within NHS community research, Liz pursued an academic career bringing new insights to medical education particularly in designing for the first time community learning concerning poverty and disadvantage and team-based collaborative practice.
Liz remains committed to best evidence medical education using teaching approaches underpinned by theory. She worked with a medical colleague to design the Leicester Model of Practice-based Interprofessional Education in which students learn together alongside professional teams, with patients, either in community or hospital settings, to appreciate the complexity of team working and to help inform care delivery.
Liz remains widely recognised for her work in bringing Universities in South Trent to work together to deliver Interprofessional Education which aims to prepare practitioners for safe, efficient, effective team-based practice. She has recently been appointed patient safety lead within Leicester Medical School.