Professor Hill is a graduate from the University of Glasgow where he obtained his MD Thesis in 1991. After a spell working as a Specialist Registrar and Clinical Research Fellow in Birmingham he returned to Scotland where he has been a Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 2001. He is the Respiratory Infection Lead and has a special interest in Bronchiectasis, Community Acquired Pneumonia and Tuberculosis.
Professor Hill is actively involved in clinical and translational research and was in the committee for the British Thoracic Society Bronchiectasis and Pneumonia Guidelines and Scottish TB National Guidelines.
Professor Hill is Honorary Reader at the University of Edinburgh where he is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate training. He is the Associate Post- Graduate Dean for Quality Management for South-East of Scotland.