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Consultant Gastroenterologist

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Professor of Practice
  • Sub Dean

Expertise

  • Medical management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Pouchitis
  • Gut microbiome
  • Faecal microbial transplantation

Procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • OGD

Most common conditions seen

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Pouchitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Most common symptoms seen

  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Reflux
  • Fatigue
  • Incontinence

Background

She is Director of St Mark’s Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research and Consultant Gastroenterologist. She is Sub-Dean of St Mark’s Hospital Academic Institute. In 2016, she achieved academic promotion with Imperial College and is now Professor of Practice.

Training

Studied medicine at Oxford University and was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in 1992, together with the George Pickering Prize for Medicine and Surgery in 1995 and additional prizes for outstanding achievements. She achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1998 and subsequently Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. She trained in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in London and also received training at the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam. She achieved her PhD with Imperial College in 2005, funded by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. She was appointed to the consultant staff of St Mark’s Hospital in 2008 and became a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, having been awarded a highly competitive Clinical Senior Lectureship by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. She subsequently achieved the title Professor of Practice with Imperial College in 2016.

 

 

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

Her clinical work covers the spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases, with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. She interdigitates a busy clinical practice with research, both clinical trials in IBD and translational research. Her research interests focus on intestinal immunology and bacteriology, aiming to further our understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory intestinal disorders via clinical trials and translational research.

Research interests

Her research interests focus on intestinal immunology and bacteriology, aiming to further our understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory intestinal disorders via clinical trials and translational research. She has links with laboratories within Imperial College, particularly metabolic profiling, bacteriology and mucosal immunology. She has piloted the innovative approach of faecal transplantation as a treatment for refractory pouchitis, funded by the Eli and Edyth Broad Foundation and has an ongoing research interest in the gut microbiome. Other particular research interests include pathogenesis of IBD, role of vitamin D, perianal Crohn’s disease, pouchitis and surveillance of IBD patients for dysplasia or colorectal cancer. She has supervised/ co-supervised over 20 higher degree students and lectures widely nationally and internationally.

Qualifications

  • BMBch (Oxford)
  • FRCP (London)
  • PhD (Imperial College)
  • Professor of Practice (Imperial College)

GMC Number: 4218122

Date of Registration: 1995

Memberships

  • British Society of Gastroenterology Gut Microbiota for Health Committee
  • Governing Board of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) Treasurer
  • British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Clinical Research Group
  • UK Patient and Public Involvement Lead for Gastroenterology
  • Research Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist
  • Professor of Practice
  • Sub Dean

Expertise

  • Medical management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Pouchitis
  • Gut microbiome
  • Faecal microbial transplantation

Procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • OGD

Most common conditions seen

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Pouchitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Most common symptoms seen

  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Reflux
  • Fatigue
  • Incontinence

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