Dr Heidi Doughty

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Role within SRMRC

Dr Heidi Doughty is affiliated to the NIHR SRMRC with research interests including the development and delivery of innovation in emergency transfusion support and the application to civilian and military healthcare.

Other positions held

  • Honorary Consultant, Department of Clinical Trauma – Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow – University of Birmingham.
  • Chair – National Blood Transfusion Committee, Emergency Planning working group
  • Steering Group – Trauma Hemostasis & Oxygenation Research Network (THOR)
  • President Elect – British Blood Transfusion Society


  • Doctor of Medicine and Surgery – University of Cambridge
  • Master’s degree – Business Administration
  • PhD (Dr. philos) – University of Bergen
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists

Based at

  • NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Heidi Doughty is a consultant in Transfusion Medicine working for NHS Blood and Transplant based in Birmingham, UK.  She qualified in medicine from Cambridge University in 1985 before undertaking higher training in internal medicine, haematology and management in Nottingham and London. She completed her doctoral thesis in transfusion medicine in Bergen, Norway.

She has worked in Birmingham since 1998, in a variety of roles from donor services to hospital transfusion practice. Her interests include overseas development and military-civilian health partnership. She has held positions as Consultant Adviser to the Defence Medical Services and co-chaired the NATO Blood Panel. Current national roles include blood component development and emergency preparedness.

She is an honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and is affiliated with the Birmingham NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre. Her interests include the development and delivery of pre-hospital and emergency transfusion.

She currently chairs the National Blood Transfusion Committee Emergency Planning working group and is president-elect of the British Blood Transfusion Society (2019-2021).




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