Dr Giles Major

Dr Giles Major

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Queens Medical Centre Campus, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH

I am interested in the interaction between diet, the gut microbiota and intestinal physiology, and how these interactions affect digestive symptoms and disease. I am part of the University of Nottingham GI MRI research group. We use novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques and applications to investigate gut physiology without disturbing the underlying symptoms.

I also collaborate with microbiologist in the university and the NHS services to study the effect of diet and infection on the microbiota. The aim of this work is to design strategies to prevent pathogenic depletion of the microbiota and promote rapid recovery after any insult. I am currently Joint Chief Investigator on the RAPID trial, an RfPB funded multi-centre RCT of the efficacy of rifaximin, a non-absorbable antibiotic, in preventing recurrnce of r C.difficile associated diarrhoea.

2007 - 2010: National Institute of Health Research Academic Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre

2010 - : Higher Specialty Trainee in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine

2011-2012: Senior Clinical Fellow in Nutrition, Intestinal Failure and Intestinal Transplantation, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow/ Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

2012 - : National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Biomedical Research Unit