Team profiles

Dr Heidi Doughty

Dr Heidi Doughty

Clinician PI

Consultant in Transfusion Medicine,
Honorary Consultant, Department of Clinical Trauma, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Academic Department of Military Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Heidi is based at the NHS Blood and Transplant Centre, Vincent Drive, Birmingham


Transfusion for trauma, pre-hospital transfusion, emergency planning


Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Cambridge, 1986
Masters in Business Administration, 2000
Dr.philos, University of Bergen, Norway, 2018
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists

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

Heid Doughty is a co-applicant and a trial steering group member of several transfusion studies.
Current projects include the assessment and development of whole blood and cold platelets for the treatment of haemorrhage.

She chairs the National Blood Transfusion Committee Emergency planning working group working closely with the European Blood Alliance and other international stakeholders.


Dr Doughty graduated from Cambridge University in 1986 with a degree in Medicine and Surgery. She completed her core training as a physician in Nottingham before moving to London to train as a clinical haematologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital.

She moved to Birmingham in 1998 which was a WHO training centre for transfusion. She has worked in most areas of transfusion medicine with a focus on international and military practice. She previously served as the Defence Consultant Adviser in Transfusion.

Heidi Doughty is on the steering groups of SHOT, the UK haemovigilance organisation, the Trauma, Hemostasis, & Oxygenation Research (THOR) network and is an active member of the NATO blood advisory team. She continues to work closely with the Bergen transfusion group

Dr Heidi Doughty’s publications: