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Professor John McLaughlin (BSc (Hons) MB ChB(Hons) PhD FRCP) - personal details

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Professor John McLaughlin

Role: Professor of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Tel: 0161 206 4363


GI Centre

University of Manchester Institute of Inflammation and Repair

Clinical Sciences Building

Salford Royal NHS Trust

Salford M6 8HD





John McLaughlin is Professor of Gastroenterology in the Institute of Inflammation and Repair, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester. His BSc Physiology (1st Class Hons) MB ChB (Hons) and PhD degrees were all awarded by Manchester. His research interests are gastrointestinal physiology in health and disease particularly the interactions between nutrients and the gut epithelium, gut inflammation, and gut-to-brain signalling. 

He trained in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in the North West Region also, with a period as an MRC Travelling Fellow at Harvard University. Spending 50% of his time as a Consultant Gastroenterologist he manages the clinical GI physiology service at Salford Royal University (Hope) Hospital, and leads the Comprehensive Local Research Network for Gastroenterology in Greater Manchester. He is Chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology Research Committee. Close clinical and academic links are also in place with other clinical areas in Salford.

The last 5 years have been dominated by developing new clinical researchers, by close engagement with intercalating medical students undertaking a Masters in Research and by delivering training and mentorship to academic clinical fellows in integrated training.

He was awarded the British Society of Gastroenterology's Francis Avery Jones Research Award in 2007, and the European Rising Star in Gastroenterology Award in 2008.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Section Committee, Neurogastroenterology and Motility, British Society of Gastroenterology.

Council member and programmes committee, British Society of Gastroenterology

Research Awards Committee, CORE (GI charity)

Editorial Board: 'Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology' and 'Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Pharmacology'

Specialist Training Committee for Gastroenterology, North West Deanery

Physiological Society

Bayliss and Starling Society

Royal College of Physicians


BSc (1st Class Hons) University of Manchester 1987

MB ChB (Hons) University of Manchester 1990

PhD University of Manchester 1998

MRCP(UK) 1993

CCST Gastoenterology and General Medicine 2002

FRCP (London) 2007


  • I am a clinical academic and my roles are split between 3 domains:
  • Teaching and Training: 
    • Programme Lead for North West Academic Clinical Lectureship Programme
  • Research: 
    • Multiple active projects with 7 current MD and PhD students
      • Lead for Comprehensive Local Research Network for Gastroenterology in Greater Manchester
      • British Society of Gastroenterology Research Committee (Chair)
      • BBSRC Pool of Experts
      • Salford Hospital Clinical Trial Facility Steering Committee
  • Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Salford Royal Hospitals: 50%
    • Lead Regional GI Physiology service


Teaching and training have been major components of my work, largely undertaken within Manchester Medical School:

Programme Lead for Academic Clinical Fellowships and Academic Foundation (North West Integrated Clinical Academic Training)

Intercalation Steering team (integrated clinical academic training rep), Manchester Medical School.

Programme Director MRes Medical Sciences (Intercalated Medical Students) 2007-2010

I have also developed the pilot MB PhD programme linked to the MRes

Programme Director, MRes for Academic Clinical Fellows

Current supervisor for 7 PhD/MD students and academic advisor to 11 PhD/MD students

OSCE Examinder Salford Site

Academic Foundation Programme Board

Academic Foundation Tutor, Salford.

Clinical teaching and lectures

Year 4 project option and SSC tutor

Academic Advisor

Medical School Admissions Panels

Curriculum Development Group