• The Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition began in the 1960's as a research department. Since becoming a clinical department in 1972 we have maintained a strong interest in research and have been responsible for many advances in childrens' health, including the discovery of Rotavirus in 1973.

    We now have a wide-ranging group of researchers with interests that span clinical and laboratory research, as well as public health in gastrointestinal function and disease.  Emerging research areas focus on liver cell transplantation, gastrointestinal allergies and Crohn's disease.


    We invite our clinical fellows to become involved in research activities within the department.  Medical students are also welcomed, particularly during their AMS Year or equivalent.

    Enquiries should be directed to Prof. Mark Oliver at

    Research staff

    All members of the department have an active interest in research in particular as a means of advancing clinical excellence.  The current leader of research projects is Prof Winita Hardikar. 

    Recent publications 

    The department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition Publications V2 - April 2022 

    Updated April 2022