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Qualified from University of Edinburgh 1988 (MB ChB)
Junior doctor in Edinburgh, London and Melbourne.
Awarded MD thesis at University of Edinburgh 1998.
Fellow in Gastroenterology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia 1998-1999.
Appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1999.
Appointed Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow 2012.
Areas of interest
General gastroenterology (including dyspepsia, heartburn, altered bowel habit, irritable bowel syndrome, anaemia, GI bleeding);
Endoscopic procedures including diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
& Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow
GI bleeding; Upper GI cancer; Therapeutic endoscopy; Chronic liver disease.
Chief or Prinicipal Investigator for several multi-centre/international studies 2012-present.
Invited speaker at numerous national and international research and educational meetings & symposia.
Published >100 peer reviewed research papers to date.
Hillwalking and mountaineering;
National NHS Innovation Prize finalist for innovative method of managing low risk upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage 2011.
BSG SAGE UK award, for management of low risk patients with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage 2012.
Silver Award for International Service, GG&C, 2016.
Awarded top Presentation (GI bleeding section), at annual United European Gastroenterology meeting, Vienna, 2016.
To date, published over 100 peer reviewed research papers (including in: Lancet, British Medical Journal, Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology), several book chapters and over 170 research abstracts.
Co-author (and section leader) of SIGN guideline on Oesophageo-Gastric Cancer (2006) and UK BSG guideline on Variceal Bleeding (2015).
Courses offered to GPs
Provide regular evening update seminars to GPs
- MB ChB University of Edinburgh 1988
- MD University of Edinburgh 1998
- Fellow in Gastroenterology Royal Melbourne Hospital 1998
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Committee Member Scottish Society of Physicians 2013
- Council Member Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 2015
- Committee Member British Society of Gastroenterology, Gastroduodenal Section 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General Medicine, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
Scottish Society of Physicians
Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association for the Study of the liver
European Association for the Study of the Liver
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