About the Author
Dr Charlotte Rutter graduated from University College London in 1999 with a BSc(Hons) in Physiology before attending the University of Dundee Medical School. She graduated in 2004 and undertook Basic Surgical Training in Glasgow, before taking an alternative career path to complete core medical training in the Severn Deanery. She is a StR6 in gastroenterology and general internal medicine, working at Gloucester Royal Hospital with interests in inflammatory boweldisease, nutrition, intestinal failure and endoscopy. She will be taking a year out of programme as a clinical fellow in gastroenterology, intestinal failure and transplantation in London and Cambridge. She is also interested in medical education, having worked as a clinical fellow in undergraduatemedical education in North Bristol Academy; during this time she completed a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals.Dr Leonard Griffiths graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003, and completed his general medical training in and around the Bristol area. This was interspersed with a period as a University Tutor and he flirted with a career in Emergency Medicine for 12 months. He completed his StR5 year of gastroenterology in the Severn Deanery, and is now embarking on a period of research in the field of metaplasia at the University of Bath. Shortly after completing his 'last ever exam' (aka PACES),the SCE in Gastroenterology was introduced. He felt he was lacking a book guide for this neoterminal segment in training, and he is confident this text will help others in the future.Dr Tina Mehta is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. She graduated from the University of Bristol in 2000, and thereafter she completed her junior doctor training in Bristol. While undertaking her gastroenterology training in the Severn Deanery she completed a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals. She has a sub-specialist interest in inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, endoscopy and endoscopy training.Professor Chris Probert graduated from University of Birmingham (MBChB 1985) and obtained MRCP in 1988. He was awarded MD by University of Leicester, in 1993, for the study of the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in South Asian migrants. He undertook a BDF (now CORE) funded research fellowship at Harvard for 2 years, studying the mucosal immunology of inflammatory bowel disease. He was appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer, then Reader, in the Department of Medicine at Universityof Bristol. He was clinical lead for gastroenterology, and later for inflammatory bowel diseases, at University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. In 2007, he was appointed to the chair of gastroenterology in Bristol. In 2011, he was appointed Professor of Gastroenterology at University ofLiverpool. He has a major research interest in the study of volatile organic compounds for disease diagnosis, funded by Wellcome Trust, and has led laboratory research in mucosal immunology and fibrosis in IBD.