I am a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in the University Hospital of Wales, with a specialist interest in colorectal cancer and pelvic floor surgery. I have an interest in Colorectal cancer and pelvic floor/functional bowel. As part of this I established a multidisciplinary Pelvic Floor team meeting in Cardiff and Cwm Taf.
I have an active research interest in cancer / pelvic floor, in particular translational aspects and outcomes following in surgery.
I am the Chief Investigator for the CLOSE IT study looking at timings of closure of ileostomy after rectal cancer surgery, AFFINITY which is investigating acceptability of faecal transplanf for Bowel dysfunction after ileostomy closure , PARiS (Physiotherapy for Anterior Resection Syndrome) and PerMet (Patient Perspectives on Peritoneal Metastasis Treatments). I am a co-investigator for HART (Hughes Abdominal Repair Trial) which is a multicentre RCT designed to assess the incidence of incisional hernias in patients with a midline incision for colorectal cancer surgery.
I went to medical school in Cardiff, University Hospital of Wales, going onto general surgical training in London and Wales. I gained an MD from Imperial College, London, under the supervision of Professor Paris Tekkis. My MD Thesis on “Inflammatory bowel disease and female reproductive health” focused on the impact of IBD on functional outcomes and quality of life in women following restorative proctocolectomy.