Professor Yan Yiannakou is Consultant Neurogastroenterologist based at the University Hospital of North Durham. He is Director of R&D for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. He has academic affiliations with Durham University.
He has been active in promoting regional research, and has been strongly involved with the Comprehensive Local Research Network in the region. He was member of the founding CLRN Executive and GI Specialty Group lead. He is a member of the BSG Neurogastroenterology section committee, and research committee.
His main interest is functional bowel disease, particularly constipation. He runs the Durham Constipation Clinic, which acts as a tertiary referral centre for severe constipation in the North East of England. Research interests include assessment methods in patients with severe constipation; understanding the patient perspective, and development of novel therapies.
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