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Mr Tim McAdam

President USG & Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

I am a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and clinical Lead in Belfast Trust having worked as a Consultant in Aberdeen for 6 years. I was a medical student in QUB and trained in North of Scotland and England. My main interests are management of colorectal cancer, member of specialist endometriosis team and pelvic floor disorders. I am a faculty member for RCSEd surgical skills, NOTSS, RCSEng strategies in emergency surgery. I am a recognised national trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

Dr Shivaram Bhat

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hon Secretary USG

Dr Shivaram Bhat is a consultant Gastroenterologist at Craigavon Area Hospital in Northern Ireland. He graduated from Queens University Belfast medical school (2002) with subsequent postgraduate training in Northern Ireland and a clinical fellowship at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. During his postgraduate training he completed a PhD researching cancer progression in Barrett’s oesophagus. His clinical and research interests include inflammatory bowel disease and early detection of GI cancer. He is a bowel cancer screening endoscopist and is the IBD lead for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

Dr Philip Hall

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hon Treasurer USG

Dr Philip Hall has recently been appointed consultant gastroenterologist within the Belfast Trust.  He graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2008 and completed gastroenterology training in Northern Ireland.  He has a Masters degree in Clinical Education.

He completed an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship in St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto in 2017 and has interests in upper GI therapeutics, ERCP and quality improvement.

Prof Helen Coleman

Senior Lecturer Queens University Belfast

Dr Helen Coleman

Prof  Helen Coleman is a Senior Lecturer in Cancer Epidemiology at the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast, and previously studied there during her PhD and postdoctoral research projects. She has also spent time conducting research at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, Ulster University, and at the MRC-Human Nutrition Research centre in Cambridge, England.  Prof Coleman’s general research interests are in cancer epidemiology, particularly modifiable risk factors for progression from pre-cancerous conditions to cancer and factors associated with recurrence or survival after a cancer diagnosis. She is also involved in health services research projects that aim to optimise how individuals are treated and followed-up after a diagnosis of a pre-malignant condition or cancer, including analysis of Northern Ireland Bowel Cancer Screening data. Her strong interests are in cancers of the digestive tract, especially colorectal polyp/cancer, and oesophageal adenocarcinoma/Barrett’s oesophagus epidemiology.

Mr Brendan Byrne

Nurse Endoscopist

Brendan Byrne qualified as an RCN in 1991.   He has worked in Endoscopy for 25 years and has been a Nurse Endoscopist since 2001 with Bowel Screening accreditation in 2009 and currently works in the South Eastern Trust.


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