Miss Gupta graduated from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1995. Following House Jobs at Barts, The Royal London and Whipps Cross Hospitals, she taught anatomy at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London. Her initial three years of surgical training were at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, Papworth Hospital and City Hospital, Nottingham. Following this she completed 6 further years of Higher Surgical Training, having worked at Bedford, Peterborough, Norfolk and Norwich and Ipswich Hospitals. She gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Intercollegiate Examination in 2006. Following this she was awarded further specialist training fellowships in laparoscopic and colorectal surgery, working for one year at St Mark’s Hospital, London, and completing her laparoscopic colorectal training with a fellowship at Colchester University Hospital NHS Trust. Other fellowships have included periods at The Mayo Clinic Minnesotta, Leuven Belgium, and The Christie Hospital pseudomyxoma unit in Manchester. Miss Gupta was awarded her MD from the University of London for research into colorectal cancer. This followed a two year period of research at the Royal Free Hospital, London into the insulin-like growth factor system and how this has an effect on the development of colorectal cancer, as well as ways in which this effect may be attenuated. As a result of this work she has published papers and had presentations at many national and international meetings. She was appointed a national trainer for the department of health national laparoscopic colorectal training programme and also teaches colonoscopy on a national basis. She holds an honorary senior lecturer post at Anglia Ruskin University and is a tutor for the MSc in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. She regularly teaches at the ICENI centre which is an international training centre for laparoscopic surgery. She teaches on courses around the country on laparoscopic surgery, colorectal surgery, colonoscopy and trauma, as well on various train the trainer and team training courses.