Dr Liz Joekes

Honorary Appointment

After training in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in the Netherlands, Liz spent three years as Clinical Head of Department of Radiology in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana, before taking up a part-time NHS consultant post at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2007, specializing in Tropical and Infectious Diseases Radiology.

Alongside her NHS work, Liz contributes radiology teaching to LSTM’s DTMH, TB- and HIV-modules and co-chairs the Diagnostic Imaging Steering Committee at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research program.

Liz has a special interest in the application of imaging tests in clinical research and practice in health settings with limited resources and has collaborated with several LSTM MSc students, Clinical PhD Fellows and research groups on topics including Post-TB lung disease, Stroke in HIV and Liver cancer prevalence in Malawi.

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is a particular area of interest for Liz and she has been working on POCUS research at LSTM in collaboration with the Multi-disciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa (IMPALA https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/impala) and the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/the-african-research-collaboration-on-sepsis). 

Since 2017, Liz is the Director and co-founder of the NGO Worldwide Radiology with the mission of increasing access to appropriate diagnostic imaging in low resource settings.

Selected publications