Gastroenterologist and Joint Principal Clinical Research Lead Jimmy Limdi has been appointed a visiting Professor by Manchester Metropolitan University.
The award recognises his expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as well as the role he plays in research and innovation nationally and internationally.
Professor Limdi heads Pennine Acute’s IBD service and has built a strong research culture from a standing start. His national and international collaborations on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are helping to increase knowledge of these complex conditions and to test new treatments to improve patients’ lives.
He is Principal and Chief Investigator to several IBD studies. His research interests include early diagnosis and outcomes, advanced IBD therapeutics, nutriceuticals and diet, IBD in older persons’ cancer, neuromotility in IBD and visceral fat and exercise physiology in IBD. He holds editorial board and peer review appointments with high impact gastrointestinal journals and has authored several national and several international IBD guidelines. He is actively engaged with collaborative research in Manchester and abroad and is a research supervisor at the Universities of Manchester and Salford.
He said: “I am truly humbled by this recognition. I feel most privileged and excited at the prospect of being a part of future research and its far reaching implications for the understanding of disease. I look forward to meeting the great expectations that come with this role and to add to the many strengths within the Division of Gastroenterology and indeed to us as an institution.”