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Qualified from University of Edinburgh 1988 (MB ChB)
Junior doctor in New Zealand, Edinburgh and London.
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 Professor, University of Glasgow 2018.
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 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 >120 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 patients with upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage 2012.
Silver Award for International Service, GG&C, 2016.
Awarded prize for best research presentation (GI bleeding section), at annual European Gastroenterology meeting (UEGW) Vienna, 2016.
(Additional) Languages spoken
To date, published over 120 peer reviewed research papers (including in: Lancet, British Medical Journal, Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology), several book chapters and over 180 research abstracts.
Co-author (and section leader) of SIGN guideline on Oesophageo-Gastric Cancer (2006) and UK BSG guideline on Variceal Bleeding (2015).
On Editorial board of several journals
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
Reference number 3284683
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 2017
- Committee Member British Society of Gastroenterology, Gastroduodenal Section 2018
- Committee Member British Society of Gastroenterology, International Committee 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General Medicine, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
Scottish Society of Physicians
Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
Association of Physicians UK
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association for the Study of the liver
European Association for the Study of the Liver
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.