Gastroenterology

Gastrointestinal and liver diseases are among the more common medical disorders in the UK. They have a major impact on quality of life and often cause hidden disabilities due to the personal nature of the symptoms.  Chronic gastrointestinal disorders also more commonly affect young people than many other disease areas.

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.