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British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Joint BSPGHAN / NIHR – Children Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Research Working Group

The Research Working Group (RWG) brings together BSPGHAN and the NIHR Children, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GHN) Clinical Studies Group. The overall aim is to protect and improve the health and well being of children and young people through fostering research in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The combined nature of the group allows us to promote and facilitate a broad range of research  activities – please see our Research Strategy.

This group is represented by members of PPI, AHP and doctors. We are a diverse group that seeks to promote academic activity at every level experience. If you are interested in joining then please get in touch.

We trust that the site is a useful first port of call for many issues related to research in paediatric GHN in the UK. In particular, we hope that it is a useful starting place for trainees to begin or develop their career in research. 

Please do help us to keep the information up-to-date by contacting with any updates or new developments. Also, please do suggest any additional areas that it would be useful to cover on the site.  

David I Campbell 

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, BSPGHAN Research Working Group Chair 2018-2021

Membership 2021


Dr Marco Gasparetto, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Chair (2021 - 2024) e-mail

  • Farah Barakat, Trainee representative (2021 - 2024)
  • Jo Brind, Clinical Nurse Specialist, (2021 - 2024)
  • Professor Morris Gordon, Consultant Paediatrician (2021 - 2024)
  • Dr David Campbell, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist (2021 - 2024)
  • Dr Vassiliki Sinopoulou, Seniorl Research Assistant (2021 - 2024)


Opportunities to Train and collaborate with the Cochrane IBD Group

All members have an opportunity to work with the Cochrane IBD group through Prof Morris Gordon. Both IBD and other GI nutrition topics are available to study with a view to publication through the Cochrane Collaboration. Training courses in systematic review methodology are available. A BSPGHAN Systematic Review Fellowship prize is coming soon- details to follow. No prior experience is required, there are many ways to contribute.

If you are interested please contact Morris Gordon

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