Elected Councillors - Your mouthpiece in BSG Council
There are eight BSG Councillors at any one time elected by BSG members. We are a diverse group with a variety of experience in BSG roles and with different perspectives in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Elected Councillors represent the BSG membership on all the main Committees including Council, and allow members to raise points and pose questions.
If, as a member, you have a point that you wish to make to Council or any of the Committees, we will ensure that every message is addressed by the Elected Council and taken to the relevant Committee, if appropriate. You can contact us at [email protected].
Prof Mark Hull
2017 - 2020
Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Leeds and Consultant Gastroenterologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
I have been a Consultant in Leeds since 1998, having trained clinically in Oxford, Australia, Newcastle, and Nottingham, in that order. I am an academic (lab work but also trials), but carry out 4 PAs clinical work. I have a general Gastroenterology practice. I did have nutritional subspecialty interest but that got squeezed out by academic roles. I hold several national academic leadership roles including in the NIHR Clinical Research Network and the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. I was the BSG Research Committee Chair until 2011. I am passionate about clinical research training opportunities for trainees and early career consultants. I am the Coordinator of the panel of eight Elected Councillors in the BSG and I sit on the Board of BSG Trustees.
Dr Harriet Gordon
2019 - 2022
Harriet has been a consultant gastroenterologist in Winchester since 2000 and lead for their alcohol and nutrition teams. She was a NE Thames trainee and her research was at the Royal Free Hospital in alcohol misuse and has since been involved in projects and audit relating to alcoholic liver disease with Wessex AHSN.
She has been BSG workforce representative and Director of the RCP Medical Workforce Unit, and continued to address the workforce issue with Chairing the RCP Flexibility and Wellbeing group and the AoMRC Flexible Careers Committee.
Prof Mark Pritchard
2017 - 2020
Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Liverpool.
I am a clinical academic at the University of Liverpool (mostly lab based with broad interests in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal cancers) and an honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I trained mostly in Manchester, but have been in Liverpool for the last 20 years. My main clinical role involves managing patients who have gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs) and I lead the ENETS Centre of Excellence in Liverpool. I have previously been Secretary and Chair of the BSG Gastroduodenal Section Committee and as well as my current role on BSG Council, I am also one of the elected council representatives on the Board of Trustees. I am also a member of the Research Awards Committee of Guts UK and sit on the editorial board of Gut.
Dr Barney Hawthorne
2018 - 2021
Dr Hawthorne studied medicine at Queens’ College Cambridge, and went on to do his clinical training at the University of Oxford, qualifying in 1983. After doing an MD in Nottingham with Chris Hawkey, he took up a consultant post in Cardiff in 1995. His clinical interests are inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure. As well as developing the IBD services in Cardiff, he established and led the Cardiff Intestinal Failure service until 2017.
He is ex-chair of the BSG IBD section (2015-2018), led the writing of the BSG IBD guidelines (2019), and is chair of the Medical Research Grants committee for Crohn’s Colitis UK. He is a member of the IBD UK committee and has been involved in development of the UK IBD Standards 2019. He also sits on the IBD Wales committee. He is a director and board member of the IBD Registry co., representing the BSG. His research interests include clinical trials of immunosuppressive therapy in IBD, and the natural history of inflammatory bowel disease.
As an elected member of the BSG Council, he is particularly able to represent the needs of BSG members involved in IBD care, and also of general gastroenterologists and endoscopists.
Dr Andrew Muller
2017 - 2020
- Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Kent & Canterbury Hospital 1994 – Present
- Director of Bowel Cancer screening, East Kent Hospitals
- Special research areas of interest: Inflammatory bowel disease; GI drug induced nephrotoxicity; colorectal cancer
- Medical Advisor to the Crohn’s & Colitis Association
- BSG Council member & representative for assessment of training programmes requesting BSG recognition
- Royal College of Physician’s London representative on the Clinical Examinations Board for MRCP PACEs
- Member, Scenario Editorial Committee MRCP PACEs
Dr Manmeet Matharoo
2019 - 2022
Manmeet has completed her specialist Gastroenterology and General Medial training through the London Deanery and is currently completing an endoscopy fellowship at the Wolfson Unit for endoscopy. She was awarded a PhD in 2018 from Imperial College entitled ‘Improving Safety and Quality in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Patient Pathways’ for which she received the John Nicholls research prize in 2016. This research led to the development and implementation of the endoscopy safety checklist subsequently endorsed by JAG.
Manmeet is the trainee representative for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Colorectal section and a member of the JAG ISREE (Improving Safety and Reducing Error in Endoscopy) working group. Manmeet is a member of the BSG SWIG (Supporting Women in Gastroenterology) and TAG (Transition Advisory Group) groups working to improve professional networks for gastroenterologists.
Manmeet completed her Bowelscope accreditation in 2015 and was the Trainee Editor for Frontline Gastroenterology 2016-2018. Manmeet has developed an interest in using social medial for wider education and led the Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter debates. She has been involved in planning BSG Endolive behind the scenes and enthusiastic about endoscopy education. Manmeet’s aspirations are to further develop her specialist interest in endoscopy, bowel cancer screening, endoscopy training and incorporate endoscopy patient safety and teamwork into her future career.