Dr Xiao Liu is a clinical researcher and specialty registrar in ophthalmology at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Liu’s work sits at the intersection of artificial intelligence and digital health technologies and health policy and regulation. Her research aims to ensure AI and digital health technologies are safe, effective and equitably. She co-leads the SPIRIT-AI and CONSORT-AI initiative, international standards for reporting of AI clinical trials, and the STANDING Together project, which aims to tackle bias in health datasets to ensure AI benefits all.
Her PhD was around validation of an optical coherence tomography based image analysis technique for detecting and quantifying inflammation in the eye, under the supervision of Professor Alastair Denniston, Professor David Moore and Professor Pearse Keane.
She has a number of advisory roles on AI in healthcare including the MHRA, NICE (academic partner on the Evidence Standards for Digital Health Technologies) WHO/ITU Working Group for AI in Health and as a member of the NHS AI Lab Evaluation Advisory Group for the AI in Health and Care Award. Dr Liu is also an honorary research fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, Health Data Research UK and the Artificial Intelligence hub at Moorfields Eye Hospital Reading Centre.