Professor Jimmy Limdi


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Based principally in Salford, The University of Manchester Centre for Gastrointestinal Sciences is a leading national academic unit with a strong international reputation.

Patients travel from all over the UK and beyond to Salford’s Intestinal Failure Unit, which is led by Professor Simon Lal and has a world-leading record on driving developments in this field.

Professor John McLaughlin is internationally known for his work in gastrointestinal physiology, Professor Shaheen Hamdy for advances in neuro-gastroenterology, Professor Yeng Ang for expertise in upper gastro-intestinal medicine, and Professor Jimmy Limdi (pictured) at Fairfield General Hospital, The Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary for his work in inflammatory bowel disease.

Our patient recruitment to gastroenterology studies is routinely among the best in England and we have a strong record of achieving UK firsts in commercial studies.

We have a wide range of research interests, spanning the spectrum from basic gastrointestinal biology and physiology through to clinical trials and translation. Our researchers seek to improve the quality of care and life for patients with gastrointestinal disorders. Research interests include:

  • Neurogastroenterology and motility
    • swallowing disorders, continence, gastroparesis, gut-brain axis
  • Chronic gastrointestinal conditions
    • inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic radiation disease, and gut involvement in systemic disease such as scleroderma
  • Intestinal failure
  • Nutritional support and screening
  • Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer
  • The enteroendocrine system
  • Appetite regulation in health and disease

We work closely with patients, for example in developing and implementing a web-based portal for improved chronic disease management, ‘MY-IBD’.

If you are interested in our research please contact:

Salford Royal – 0161 206 0534.

Fairfield General –  0161 778 3804.


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