Prof John MclaughlinBSc (Hons) MB ChB(Hons) PhD FRCP

Professor of Gastro & Nutrition

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  • I am a clinical academic and my roles are split between 3 domains:
  • Teaching and Training: 
    • Programme Lead for North West Academic Clinical Lectureship Programme
  • Research: 
    • Multiple active projects with 7 current MD and PhD students
      • Lead for Comprehensive Local Research Network for Gastroenterology in Greater Manchester
      • British Society of Gastroenterology Food and Function Research Committee (Chair)
      • BBSRC Pool of Experts
      • Salford Hospital Clinical Trial Facility Steering Committee
  • Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Salford Royal Hospitals: 50%
    • Lead Regional GI Physiology service


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.

His BSc Physiology (1st Class Hons) MB ChB (Hons) and PhD degrees were all awarded by Manchester. His 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. 

He 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 his time as a Consultant Gastroenterologist he manages the clinical GI physiology service at Salford Royal University (Hope) Hospital, and leads the Comprehensive Local Research Network for Gastroenterology in Greater Manchester. He is Chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology Food and Function Clinical Research Group. Close clinical and academic links are also in place with other clinical areas in Salford.

The last 10 years have been highly invested in developing new clinical researchers, by close engagement with intercalating medical students undertaking a Masters in Research and by delivering training and mentorship to academic clinical fellows and lecturers in integrated training.

John 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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