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Hearts Together 2023 Speaker Liza Morton

Liza will be speaking at our Hearts Together 2023 event in Newcastle

Liza Morton, PhD, Clinical Psychology, is a Chartered and Registered Counselling Psychologist and a Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University.

As a health advocate for over ten years, Liza voluntarily sits on the management board of Somerville Heart Foundation, successfully campaigning for Scottish CHD healthcare standards and improved psychological support.

Born with complete heart block and a hole in her heart, in a world first at the time, Liza was fitted with her first cardiac pacemaker at just 11 days old in 1978. She has depended on pioneering medical treatment since facing countless cardiac surgeries, treatments, and hospitalizations. Liza is passionate about promoting what she terms Psychologically Informed Medicine to improve well-being and recovery for people living with lifelong medical conditions. This approach is grounded in her clinical work, research and advocacy and she publishes and presents widely.

Liza recently co-authored the book ‘Healing Hearts and Minds: A Holistic Approach to Coping Well with Congenital Heart Disease’ with Tracy Livecchi, LCSW. It was published by Oxford University Press in Jan 2023.

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