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Professor Robin Spiller is Professor of Gastroenterology at University Hospital, Nottingham, England.
His medical training was at Cambridge University and University Hospital, London where he qualified in 1975. He performed house jobs at the West Middlesex Hospital, the Hammersmith Hospital, the London Chest Hospital and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases before obtaining a registrar post at the Charring Cross Hospital.
He was then a Research Fellow at the Central Middlesex and travelling MRC Fellow to the Mayo Clinic in 1984 where he worked with Sidney Phillips studying ileo-colonic motility. He was appointed Consultant Physician at University Hospital, Nottingham, in 1988. He moved to a position as a Reader in Gastroenterology in 1998 and Professor in 1990.
His main research interests are Irritable Bowel Syndrome and GI motility. He has particularly been interested in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms, which develop after infection, and has studied the pathological basis of this. He has also been involved in developing the use of MRI to image intra-gastric events.
He has recently edited a book with Michael Camilleri entitled “Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment” (WB Saunders Company, 2002).
Professor Spiller is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and member of both the British and American Society of Gastroenterology. He is also on the steering committee of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and Inaugural Chairman of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section of the BSG. He was also Chairman of the BSG Education Committee 2000 – 2003.
Professor Spiller's other interests include sailing, scuba diving, and horticulture.