Elizabeth Hackett

Elizabeth joined the Council of Healthcare Professionals in an advisory capacity for Diabetes UK in 2014 and in 2015 was appointed as a Diabetes Clinical Champion. Both of these Diabetes UK roles are currently on-going. Previously, Elizabeth was the principal pharmacist for diabetes at the University Hospitals of Leicester where she worked until early 2016.

Elizabeth started to specialise clinically in diabetes care whilst working in London and became a member of the diabetes committee of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association, where she is now the longest standing committee member.

Elizabeth registered as a hospital pharmacist over 20 years ago, and has since practiced in the UK and Australia. Elizabeth returned from Australia in 1999 to undertake an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy at The London School of Pharmacy, where she completed a research thesis on the perceptions of pharmacists on physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia.

Elizabeth maintained an interest in medical ethics for a number of years as a member of the St Thomas’ Hospital research ethics committee.