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Paul Henderson

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Education/Academic qualification

2013Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Paediatric IBD - from bench to bedside and nationwide
2003Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Aberdeen

Professional Qualifications

2006Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, MRCPCH


Paul is a newly appointed paediatric gastroenterologist working in the Edinburgh Sick Children’s Hospital. Following his basic paediatric training in South-East Scotland he also trained in Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow and King’s College, London. During his training he completed his Ph.D thesis on paediatric inflammatory bowel disease, looking at aspects of epidemiology, genetic susceptibility, faecal biomarkers and molecular biology. He has authored over 40 publications in various subjects within paediatric gastroenterology and continues his research interest, having recently been appointed as an NHS Research Scotland Clinician. He is involved in several national studies, has strong links with Napier University where he currently supervises a Ph.D student who is studying the effects of IBD medications on autophagy, and he also has research interests in the areas of nutrition, Hepatology and epidemiology.

Current Research Interests

Involved in national and international research in the field of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease


Research activities & awards

  1. Pancreatic disease in childhood

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. World journal of gastroenterology : WJG (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

  3. The epidemiology of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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