Prof John Mclaughlin BSc (Hons) MB ChB(Hons) PhD FRCP

Professor of Gastro & Nutrition

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John McLaughlin is Professor of Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Head of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. He works as an honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at Salford Royal Hospital.


My BSc Physiology (1st Class Hons) MB ChB (Hons) and PhD degrees were all awarded by Manchester. Current research interests are gastrointestinal physiology in health and disease particularly the interactions between nutrients and the gut epithelium, gut inflammation, gut hormones, and gut-to-brain signalling. I have a major interest in education and training also.

I trained in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in the North West Region also, with a period as an MRC Travelling Fellow at Harvard University. Spending 50% of time as a Consultant Gastroenterologist I manage the clinical GI physiology service at Salford Royal University (Hope) Hospital, and lead the Comprehensive Local Research Network for Gastroenterology in Greater Manchester. Another current role is as Research lead Trustee for the charity GUTS UK.

I was awarded the British Society of Gastroenterology's Francis Avery Jones Research Award in 2007, and the European Rising Star in Gastroenterology Award in 2008.


BSc (1st Class Hons) University of Manchester 1987

MB ChB (Hons) University of Manchester 1990

PhD University of Manchester 1998

MRCP(UK) 1993

CCST Gastoenterology and General Medicine 2002

FRCP (London) 2007

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Section Committee, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, British Society of Gastroenterology.

Council member and programmes committee, British Society of Gastroenterology

Research Awards Committee, CORE (GI charity)

Editorial Board: 'Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology' and 'Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Pharmacology'

Specialist Training Committee for Gastroenterology, North West Deanery

Physiological Society

Bayliss and Starling Society

Royal College of Physicians

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