The NICRN aims to:
Areas of interest include the following:
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist working at Ulster Hospital, South Eastern trust and have been a consultant since 2010. I previously trained at St Vincent’s Melbourne (tertiary referral centre), in therapeutic endoscopy and IBD and was involved in over 15 clinical trials during my fellowship.
I lead a GI research team in Gastroenterology- where we deliver phase 2/3 trials as well as being NI lead for multicentre studies such as ELEVATE UC, PREDICT and ICARE. I have also been the Chief Investigator for a UK and Ireland Real World Evaluation of a new oral drug for Ulcerative Colitis and took on the role of Chief Investigator for the UK in a global Phase 2 Ulcerative Colitis trial.
I have actively participated in clinical research and have been overseeing and recruiting to over 10 current projects in our GI department. I am a member of various societies including BSG, ISG, ECCO and AGA. I was previously elected chair for the 4 Nations at the BSG and am on the BSG IBD committee. I have been chair (formerly co-chair) of the NI GI research network since 2016.
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