PSGBI Committee

Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Pancreatic Society aims to promote education, training, research and development in understanding and managing pancreatic conditions. It endeavours to increase both professional and public awareness of the prevalence of pancreatic conditions and the facilities that are available for its management. The Society is involved in all aspects of pancreatic conditions and through the work of the Committee

Contents

  1. Committee Members
  2. BSG Committee members

Committee Members

 

Bill Greenhalf President William (Bill) Greenhalf is a Professor of Molecular Oncology in the Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine at the University of Liverpool. He is the lead scientist of the European Registry of Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreatic Cancer (EUROPAC), the Director of the Liverpool Good Clinical Practice Laboratory (GCPLab) facility and is the non-clinical lead for the Liverpool Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre (ECMC). Bill was awarded his PhD from the University of Manchester in 1990 and has since worked for the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) in Brazil, Ciba-Geigy and then Novartis in Basle Switzerland, before coming to Liverpool in 1997. He has served on the committees of both the PSGBI and the European Pancreatic Club and was elected to be the president of the PSGBI in 2019.

 

 

Ashley Dennison Past President  Ashley is Professor of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Leicester and a consultant HPB surgeon. He graduated in 1977 and was a Wellcome Research Fellow in Oxford from 1983-85. He subsequently worked in Switzerland, Paris and Germany and was appointed to his consultant post in Leicester in 1994. A lifelong believer in evidence based medicine and has developed an extensive research infrastructure and collaborative programmes with units in China, the USA, Taiwan, Holland, Australia and Japan.

Ashley’s main research interests relate to the metabolism, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties of intravenous lipid emulsions, the treatment of colorectal metastases and the early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. He has over 380 peer reviewed publications, has co-authored a textbook on HPB surgery, and is a reviewer for, and on the editorial board of a number of surgical journals. He has the largest experience of pancreatectomy combined with islet cell transplantation outside the USA and the second longest experience in the world. Ashley is past President of the Great Britain and Ireland Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association and the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and has been chair of the East Midlands Clinical Senate since 2017.

 

Dr Matthew Huggett Secretary is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and HPB Physician at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds. He has a major interest in pancreaticobiliary disease and performs advanced endoscopy including EUS and ERCP. His training involved experience at major centres in London including the Royal Free Hospital, King’s Liver Unit and St Mary’s Hospital; followed by a fellowship in HPB endoscopy at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. His ongoing clinical and research interests include interventional EUS/ERCP, pancreatic neoplasia, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis and sphincter of oddi dysfunction. He was awarded a PhD from University College London in 2014 following his work into DNA replication in pancreatic cancer. He is involved in training UK and overseas doctors in advanced endoscopy. He was appointed Honorary Secretary of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 2017.

 

Keith Roberts (Treasurer) Keith is consultant HPB and liver transplant surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is the pancreas surgery lead for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His research focuses upon improving pathways and outcomes for those with pancreatic cancer and upon pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. He is chair of IMPROVE Panc, a multidisciplinary pancreas surgery research team.

 

 

 

Lynne McCallum Clinical Nurse Specialist Lynne currently is the nurse specialist for the north of England for Pancreatic Cancer UK, prior to this appointment she was the HPB and NET CNS at the Christie in Manchester and has supported those affected with a pancreatic malignancy since she qualified at a nurse in 2003. Her interests lie in nutritional well-being in pancreatic cancer & in 2014 presented work she had undertaken in this field at ESMO. She has particular interest in raising the profile of the CNS whilst supporting & developing the role of the HPB CNS across the UK. She helped to set up the National Hpb Nurse Group which was founded in 2017 and was developed to offer a platform for the HPB CNS community to meet, have peer to peer support, share nurse research & practice innovation and provides professional development for this group of senior nurses.

 

Oonagh Griffin Dietician Oonagh has worked as Senior Pancreatic Dietitian at the National Surgical Centre for Pancreatic Cancer at St Vincent’s University Hospital, since 2011, establishing a specialist dietetic service for people with pancreatic cancer.  A graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology/Trinity College Dublin, she initially worked at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Hospital in Dublin before moving to the UK to gain experience in oncology. She spent over 7 years working in the NHS from 2003 to 2010, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s in London. Her final role in the NHS was as Dietetic Team Leader at the Royal Marsden Hospital where she was selected for the National Cancer Leadership Programme. Oonagh is vice-chair of the Nutrition Interest Group of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (PSGBI), co-ordinating educational activities and representing the group at PSGBI Council since 2017. In 2015 she received a Health Research Board Research Training Fellowship, allowing her to commence her PhD at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests include cancer cachexia, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, and body composition assessment.

 

Professor Giuseppe Garcea is a consultant HPB surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester appointed in 2011. He is the clinical director for Cancer, Palliative Care, Haematology, Urology, Gastroenterology and GI surgery and holds an honorary chair with the University of Leicester in Cancer Studies

 

 

 

Manu Nayar Co opted EUS user group is a full time Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne since 2008. His subspecialty area of interest is hepatobiliary and pancreatic medicine. This includes endoscopic management i.e. therapeutic ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound and also management of benign & malignant pancreaticobiliary diseases. He is well published in peer reviewed journals in this area. He has been the director of endoscopy and the training centre lead for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital. He is the President of the UK & Ireland EUS society. He is a committee member of the pancreatic society of GB & Ireland, the BSG endoscopy section & the European EUS organisation. He organises an annual national course for ERCP and EUS for nurses and is the course director the JAG EUS basic skills course. He is a course director of various national meetings & is a faculty on multiple national live endoscopy events.  He is involved in national trials relating to pancreaticobiliary (PB) endoscopy and is well published in this field.

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BSG Committee members

Andrew Hopper Chairman  Professor Andrew Hopper is a Gastroenterology Consultant and Honorary Professor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Sheffield University.  After an initial Initial MD investigating the endoscopic diagnosis of small bowel disease, Prof Hopper went on to perform a 18 month advanced endoscopy fellowship at Westmead University Hospital, Sydney, Australia in endoscopic luminal mucosal resection coupled with diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).  Prof Hopper currently  provides  specialist therapeutic endoscopy and EUS services to the pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal networks (benign and cancer) for the South Yorkshire region.

Professor Hopper became the chair for the Pancreas section of the British Society of Gastroenterology (Sept 2017) and has active research and fellow programme with 70 peer review publications including chronic pancreatits, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, endoscopic giant ampullary adenoma removal and complications of acute pancreatitis. 

 

Dr Shyam Menon is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, HPB Physician and Clinical Director of Gastroenterology at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. He trained in the West Midlands and completed his HPB training and Fellowship in Liverpool. He undertook a research MD from the University of Birmingham, leads a tertiary HPB endoscopy service locally and regionally in the West Midlands and has active research interests in pancreaticobiliary medicine and endoscopy. 

 

 

Bharat Paranandi 

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Dr John Leeds is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Pancreaticobiliary Physician at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne with experience in advanced endoscopy including EUS guided sampling and therapeutics, biliary manometry, biliary RFA and Spyglass. He was also part of the team that set up and ran the multidisciplinary chronic pancreatitis clinic. He has published over 40 papers and continues to contribute to the area of pancreaticobiliary medicine. His main areas of interest are advanced EUS/ERCP, exocrine pancreatic disease and endoscopic resection techniques.

 

Sharan Shetty Dr Shetty is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Interventional endoscopist at Dudley group of hospitals NHS foundation trust. He trained both in India (Mumbai) and UK (Gloucester/Bristol). During his training he has worked on the research projects on focal active colitis and interleukins in acute pancreatitis. He leads Upper GI and Hepatobiliary MDT at the trust and also a national Bowel cancer screening colonoscopist. His main interests are interventional endoscopy (ERCP,EUS and EMR etc) and pancreatico-biliary diseases. 

 

 

Vikramjit Mitra 

 

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Emmanuel Selvaraj Trainee Rep

Emmanuel Selvaraj was elected the trainee representative in 2018 and is a Specialist Training Registrar in the Oxford Deanery. He is currently out-of-programme undertaking a PhD with the University of Oxford investigating the role of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging in liver and pancreatobiliary diseases. He is also training in ERCP/EUS alongside his research.

 

 

Andrew Hart Co opted APPG is Professor of Gastroenterology at Norwich Medical School. His research interests are investigating the aetiology of pancreatic cancer in the EPIC-Norfolk cohort study, focusing on the role of diet.  Professor Hart is the chief investigator of the BAC-PAC Study - Best Analgesia Control in Patients with Pancreatic AdenoCarcinoma. The first stage of this research is an NIHR funded feasibility study of the early use of EUS-CPN for early pain relief, which will inform the development of a future randomised controlled trial of its use. This work is endorsed and supported by both the PSGBI and British Society of Gastroenterology. Professor Hart has contributed to compiling a series of articles on many aspects of medical pancreatology, published in Gut's sister clinical journal - Frontline Gastroenterology. He was President of the PSGBI in 2015, and currently represents the Society at the All Party Parliamentary Committee on Pancreatic Cancer in Westminster.     

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