Current active research

Guts UK has over 20 active research studies across the UK, with the grants awarded totalling almost £2 million.

Dr Sara Jamel (Oesophagus)
Imperial College London
Profiling of Dysplastic Changes in Barrett’s Oesophagus and Early Oesophageal Cancer Using Non-Invasive Volatile Organic Compound Analysis of Exhaled Breath£210,000 Olympus/Guts UK Endoscopy Fellowship 2018
Dr James O'Kelly (Pancreatitis)
University of Edinburgh
Single cell definition of the mechanistic role of kynurenine monooxygenase at the innate immune interface in acute pancreatitis£179,423 Guts UK Amelie Waring Research Fellowship 2018
Dr Polychronis Pavlidis (IBD)
King’s College London/ Gastroenterology London Investigative Network for Trainees (GLINT)
Quality of care transition in adult IBD patients transferring between healthcare providers: a multicentre audit£4,995 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Research Network Award 2018
Dr Marc-Emmanuel Dumas (Liver)
Imperial College London
Precision medicine through integrative metagenomics and phenomics in a human NAFLD cohort£49,797 Guts UK Development Grant 2018
Dr Suneil Raju (Microscopic colitis)
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Review of current diagnostic procedure and management of patients with microscopic colitis: Are we getting it right£5,000 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Award 2018
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick (IBD)
University of Oxford
Effect of diet, nutritional status, and body composition on biologic therapy in IBD: The Oxford and Thames Valley Young Gastroenterologists Network (OxYGEN)£4,000 Guts UK/BSG Trainee Network Awards 2018
Dr Gwo-tzer Ho (IBD)
University of Edinburgh
Resolving Inflammation in IBD: Developing a new therapeutic approach by targeting pro-inflammatory mitochondrial formylated peptides on neutrophil FPR1-pathway£26,100 Guts UK Development Grant 2018
Prof Colin Rees (Colorectal cancer)
Newcastle University and South Tyneside NHS Trust
COLO-COHORT Colorectal Cancer Cohort Study£1,249,831 Parabola/Guts UK Colorectal Cancer Research Grant 2018
Dr Varinder Athwal (Liver)
University of Manchester
Investigating fibrosis pathobiology in cystic fibrosis related liver disease to improve clinical detection and management£33,011 Guts UK Development Grant 2018
Dr Ashwin Dhanda (Liver)
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 2017
Professor Sarah Ennis (Crohn's Disease)
University Hospital Southampton
Metabolo-genomic interactions in paediatric Crohn’s Disease (CD)£33,400 Collaboration with BSGPHAN 2017
Dr Wadiamu Gashau (IBD)
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 2017
Dr Richard Ingram (Oesophagus/stomach/duodenum)
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 2017
Professor Laurence Lovat (Oesophagus)
University College London
Salivary EpigeNetics to Stratify Oesophageal Cancer Risk (SENSOR)£49,908 Guts UK Development Grant 2017
Dr Conor McCann (Achalasia and gastroparesis)
University College London
Enteric neural stem cell therapy for Oesophageal Achalasia and Diabetic Gastroparesis£210,000 Guts UK – Derek Butler Fellowship 2017
Professor Chris Probert (IBD)
University of Liverpool
Characterization of the gut mycobiome in an inception cohort of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients£35,000 Collaboration with BSGPHAN 2017
Professor David Wilson (IBD)
University of Edinburgh
Health 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 2015
Dr Palak Trivedi (IBD)
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 Misha Kabir (Ulcerative colitis)
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 (Ulcerative colitis)
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 (Crohn's Disease)
University of Glasgow
A pilot study to assess the clinical efficacy of the novel CD-TREAT diet in patients with active Crohn's Disease.£49,916 forCrohns/Guts UK Research Grant 2018
Dr Nick Powell (Crohn's Disease)
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