Current active research

There are currently 17 active Guts UK research projects, totalling almost £540,000. The details of these projects can be found below.

Dr Paolo Biancheri
University of East Anglia
Proteolytic degradation of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α agents and other biologic agents: correlation with response to treatment in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).£5,000 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Research Award
Dr Ashwin Dhanda
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Can assessment of global immune function predict outcome and response to corticosteroid treatment in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis?£4,715 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Research Award
Professor Sarah Ennis
University Hospital Southampton
Metabolo-genomic interactions in paediatric Crohn’s Disease (CD)£33,400 Collaboration with BSGPHAN
Dr Wadiamu Gashau
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
RISE NoW (Regional IBD Surveillance Endoscopy North West) study: A real world experience of dysplasia and colorectal cancer surveillance in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)£5,000 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Research Network Award
Dr Neil Henderson
University of Edinburgh
Investigation of myofibroblast αv integrins as an anti-fibrotic target in biliary atresia and fibrosis£191,324 Collaboration with Children's Liver Disease Foundation
Dr David Humes
University of Nottingham
What are the short and long term outcomes of minimally invasive approaches (e.g. percutaneous radiological drainage, laparoscopic washout and drainage) to managing complicated diverticulitis?£39,985 Collaboration with Bowel & Cancer Research
Dr Richard Ingram
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
About bleeding time: driving improvements in the quality of care received by patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding using the GIBsix care bundle. £4,800 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Research Network Award
Dr Reenam Khan
University of Birmingham
Characterising a Novel Murine Model of Alcoholic Hepatitis£5,000 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Research Award
Professor Laurence Lovat
University College London
Salivary EpigeNetics to Stratify Oesophageal Cancer Risk (SENSOR)£49,908 Guts UK Development Grant
Dr Conor McCann
University College London
Enteric neural stem cell therapy for Oesophageal Achalasia and Diabetic Gastroparesis£210,000 Guts UK – Derek Butler Fellowship
Professor Chris Probert
University of Liverpool
Characterization of the gut mycobiome in an inception cohort of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients£35,000 Collaboration with BSGPHAN
Professor David Wilson University of EdinburghHealth informatics research in paediatric gastroenterology: nationwide data-linkage exploration of perinatal risk factors for and consequences of paediatric-onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease£26,858 Collaboration with BSPGHAN
Dr Palak Trivedi
University of Birmingham
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care Delivery Following Liver Transplantation for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)£10,000 Guts UK-Dr Falk SpR Trainee Audit/Quality Improvement Award 2017
Dr Laith Al Rubaiy
University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital of Llandough in Cardiff
Using Patients’ endoscopy educational VIDeos to improve their Experience and OutcomeS (P-VIDEOS) study£4,600 Guts UK-Dr Falk SpR Trainee Audit/Quality Improvement Award 2018
Dr Misha Kabir
St Mark's Hospital and Academic Institute
Developing a personalised patient decision aid to improve the quality of shared decision-making between Ulcerative Colitis patients diagnosed with dysplasia and their clinicians.£2,800 Guts UK-Dr Falk SpR Trainee Audit/Quality Improvement Award 2018
Dr Dipesh Vasant
University of Manchester
Anorectal dysfunction in ulcerative colitis: a cross sectional survey£2,600 Guts UK-Dr Falk SpR Trainee Audit/Quality Improvement Award 2018
Dr Konstantinos Gerasimidis
University of Glasgow
A pilot study to assess the clinical efficacy of the novel CD-TREAT diet in patients with active£49,916 forCrohns/Guts UK Research Grant 2018
Dr Nick Powell
King's College London
TNFα responsive transcriptional networks in the human intestinal epithelium- the key to predicting therapeutic response to anti-TNFα in Crohn’s disease.£48,737 forCrohns/Guts UK Research Grant 2018