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My clinical & Research work

I am a Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust, UK and Associate Professor at University of Portsmouth.

I provide a very busy paediatric gastrointestinal service in Southampton accepts referrals from 13 regional hospitals from the South of England.

I have established joint clinics to run specialist paediatrics allergy, pancreatic insufficiency, paediatric liver, paediatric surgical and transition clinics (gastroenterology and hepatology) in Southampton.

I lead the paediatric endoscopy services offering a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures to babies and children in Hampshire.

I also serve as

  • National Lead, Chair, Paediatric Endoscopy Working Group, BSPGHAN (British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition)

  • Expert advisor for the Centre for Clinical Practice, NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence)

  • Faculty teacher MSc in Paediatric Gastroenterology at Queen Mary, University of London St Bartholomew's

  • I help run the paediatric gastroenteorlogy network in Hamphire with regular lectures and teaching in the region.

Previously served as

  • Convenor of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition

  • Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • Editorial boards of several medical journals including the Word Journal of Gastroenterology and Scientifica.

  • Reviewed and edited the Paediatric GI Guidelines published on Paediatric Care Online, a new online decision support tool for Healthcare professoinals in the UK, by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

My training

I had specialist training in paediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, intestinal allergy and hepatology in Great Ormond Street, Barts and the London, Royal Free and Kings College Hospitals. My doctorate thesis at Queen Mary University of London, was on studying the role of nutrition in paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases. 

With an interest in medicines and mechisms of working, I had a distinction in Pharmacology and Therapeutics during my medical school training.

My hobbies

Charity Work. I work with a passionate group of professionals, who wish to make a difference to our planet earth. We are the Inspiral Health team. Inspiral Health is a coalition of the willing being built by global clinicians, educational and industry leaders and experienced disaster responders - all volunteers, bringing together their individual knowledge and determination into a collective effort to help build a better reality for all.

Music. Played in a 'soft rock' band at university, and still occasionally play for charity events. I assesmble my own Fender Custom and Fender (Strat and Tele) Clones.

Photography. I am interested in design, composition and colours. I own Nikon Df with Sony A7c systems with lenses


Education - teaching and writing. It is a professional interest and hobby. I like to teach and write on paediatric gastroenterology topics

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