Date of release: 23 July 2015
A consultant at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has been elected as Chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology Research Committee.
Matthew Brookes is a Clinical Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Trust and was recently elected to the three-year national post where he will help support research across the UK.
Dr BrookesMr Brookes, who is also a Professor at Wolverhampton University, said: “The new role I have been appointed to following successful interview is to Chair the British Society of Gastroenterology Research Committee.
“This is an exciting three year post in which I will be helping to support research across the UK through the development of a national research strategy to direct gastroenterology. This will include supporting trainees in Gastroenterology to pursue a research career in Gastroenterology.
“The role will also involve maximising exposure of gastroenterologists and patients to research opportunities. I will also be expected to help involve patient and patient’s organisations in research activities. This will all be achieved through a series of national research committee meetings, along with developing themed annual research workshops in Gastroenterology.
“I am very proud to have been given this opportunity and look forward to the next three years.”
Dr Jonathan Odum, Medical Director at RWT, added: “The Trust is delighted that Professor Brookes has been elected to this important national post, and we look forward to supporting him in his role over the next three years.”
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