Forbes, Alastair

Alastair Forbes

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chief of Research and Innovation
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom

In 2014 Alastair Forbes moved to take up a new position as Professor of Medicine and Academic Lead for Gastroenterology and Nutrition in the Norwich Medical School of the University of East Anglia. He is now Director of Postgraduate Research in the Medical School.  He was previously professor of gastroenterology and nutrition at UCL in London, and before that was consultant at St. Mark’s Hospital also in London.  He has been Education Director for the European Society for Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), Secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology, and Chairman of BAPEN, the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.  He is an associate editor of Clinical Nutrition.  His interests lie mainly in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease, and intestinal regeneration.  He has written more than 220 original papers, with a Scopus h score of 56, together with over 120 review articles, and contributions to many national and international guidelines.