Liza Morton, PhD, C.Psychol, is a Chartered (British Psychological Society) and Registered (HCPC) Counseling Psychologist practicing in Scotland, UK. She is a part time Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and she has been involved in research for over 20 years publishing widely. Liza is also the co-author of new book Healing Hearts and Minds, published by Oxford University Press. As a health advocate for over ten years, Liza voluntarily sits on the management board of The Somerville Heart Foundation in the UK 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.
She 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 lives with her husband Craig, their son Dylan and Scottish Terrier wee Lass.