Nazir Lone


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Professor of Critical Care and Epidemiology, Usher Institute

Honorary Consultant, Critical Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian


Current Research Interests

My programme of research focuses on health services research and health care quality improvement for acutely ill patients. My research aims to directly improve the quality of care for patients before, during and after an episode of acute or critical illness through rigorously conducted research and engagement with key stakeholders. I have a particular research interest in epidemiological methods and using linked 'big' data, multimorbidity and end-of-life care in acute and critical care settings.

My current programme of work includes NIHR-funded work to apply artificial intelligence (AI) methods in the context of multimorbidity (AIM-CISC) in which I co-lead work to develop AI tools to reduce adverse events. Furthermore, I lead Innovate UK funded work to improve multimorbidity recognition in emergency care settings using data analytics.



  • Examiner, MBChB
  • MBChB Evidence Based Medicine theme lead
  • Contributor to Year 2 MBChB SSC module
  • Contributor to Year 6 MBChB Medicine clinical modules
  • Contributor to BMedSci in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine


Clinical Expertise and Specialisation

I work clinically as an Honorary Consultant in Critical Care based in the Critical Care Department in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian.

I am Chair of the Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group, Public Health Scotland, which delivers research-led, data-driven improvements in health care through benchmarking care quality in critical care units across Scotland. 

In UK critical care research, I hold a key national leadership role as Director for Research for the Intensive Care Society. In this role, I contribute to setting the strategic direction of research for UK critical care. 


2020FHEA, Felow of the Higher Education Academy
2016FRCP Edin, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
2014FFICM, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
2013PhD, University of Edinburgh
2007MSc in Public Health Research, University of Edinburgh
2003MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians
2000MBChB, University of Edinburgh
1998BSc(Hons) in Pathology, University of Edinburgh

External positions

Director of Research, Intensive Care Society

ICS Research Committee, Intensive Care Society

Chair, SICSAG Steering Group, Scottish Intensive Care Society Audit Group, Public Health Scotland


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