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Reader and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, The University of Edinburgh

I currently lead up the Gut Research Unit in the Institute of Repair and Regeneration, University of Edinburgh.

I trained in Medicine in Glasgow (MBChB 1997 and MRCP 2000), and moved to Edinburgh for my PhD with Jack Satsangi (2000-2003). I completed my specialty training in gastroenterology and internal medicine in Edinburgh (2003-2008) and was awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship award (2009-2015) where I trained under Balfour Sartor in University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA focusing on mucosal immunology in IBD. In 2018, I set up the Edinburgh IBD Science group and then the Gut Research Unit in CIR (2019).

With a strategic translational focus on human experimental work, my program supports a comprehensive portfolio of work across Scotland from basic discovery science to Phase 2 clinical trials in adults and children with IBD.

I continue to care for individuals with IBD working as an active consultant gastroenterologist at the Western General Hospital.


  • –present
    Reader, University of Edinburgh