About the speaker
Dr. Mark Scott
Queen Mary University
Dr. Mark Scott, PhD, is Director and one of the founders of the internationally-renowned GI Physiology Unit (Colorectal service) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry / Barts Health NHS Trust. Approximately 1000 patients undergo diagnostic investigations within the Unit each year, which provides the resources for allied research. He is also a Principal Investigator within the Blizard Institute at Queen Mary University of London, and has supervised numerous postgraduate students (both clinical and scientific) to successful completion of their higher degrees.
Mark has over 30 years’ experience, both clinical and academic, related to the physiological assessment of functional colorectal disorders (primarily constipation and faecal incontinence). Research interests are focussed on pathophysiology and treatment, including: (1) pioneering work on visceral hyposensitivity; (2) assessment of colonic motor function; (3) development of novel investigative technologies; and (4) evaluation of novel therapies for both constipation and incontinence.
Mark is the most widely published colorectal GI Physiologist in the UK, having authored more than 165 original articles and 12 book chapters. He has been Guest Editor of 2 journal supplements devoted to the subject of chronic constipation, and was recently one of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Working Team members setting guidelines for the management of constipation. Mark is also one of the Leads of the International Anorectal Physiology Working Group into standardisation of diagnostic testing.