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I graduated from the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours and did my clinical training in London, Bristol, Southampton and Sydney Australia.
I was appointed Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education in 2000.
I have broad interests in gastroenterology and education, and particular expertise in teaching consultation and diagnostic reasoning skills.
I have been Clinical Sub Dean since 2006.
I am the Lead Consultant for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at NHCT
Areas of interest
Assessment and treatement of abdominal symptoms
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Endoscopic procedures - diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Northumbria Healthcare NHSFT
Clinical Sub Dean
Newcastle University Medical School
I have a PhD in the immunology of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Spending time with my family, baking bread, running and reading.
Medicine Prize and Senior Medical Scholarship, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
British Digestive Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship.
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education (with Merit)
Clinical Excellence Award Level 9
I have published papers on Immunology, Hepatology and Medical Education
Courses offered to GPs
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease
Fatty Liver Disease
Colonoscopy - consistent caecal intubation rates of >95% over the past 14 years
I am the highest ranked Physician in Northumbria Healthcare Trust's most recent Patient Satisfaction Survey
- MA (Physiology) with First Class Honours University of Cambridge 1986
- MB BChir University of Cambridge 1989
- MRCP London 1992
- PhD University of Southampton 2000
- FRCP London, Glasgow 2004
- PGCertClinEd (with Merit) University of Newcastle 2014
- Training The Endoscopic Trainer Torbay Hospital 2007
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
Association for Study of Medical Education
Prescribing Safety Assessment Board
- Nuffield Health Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital,...
- 06:00 - 20:00
- 0191 212 5275
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