Meet the Team
Principal Investigator: Dr Marcus HarbordBSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP
Dr Harbord was appointed a Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in 2006, specialising in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer and colonoscopy. He is the Lead Clinician of the Gastroenterology Department. He has published widely in inflammatory bowel disease and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He was Chairman of the New Consultants' Committee at the Royal College of Physicians 2009-2011; and an elected member of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) guidelines committee as of 2013. He is leader of the UK IBD Nixon Twin and Multiplex Registry.
UK Co-Investigator: Dr Hannah GordonBA Hons Cantab MBBS MRCP
Dr Hannah Gordon graduated from St George's University of London in 2007 and is currently working towards her research MD. She undertook postgraduate medical training within the London Deanery. Hannah is employed as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where her main role is to facilitate the development of the IBD Nixon Twin and Multiplex Registry.
UK Co-Investigator: Dr William BladBM BCh, MChem
Dr William Blad graduated from Oxford University in 2013 having previously studied Chemistry also at Oxford to Masters level. He completed his Foundation training in the North West London Deanery and now works as a Darzi Fellow at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He helps run the IBD Nixon Tam and Multiplex Registry and is involved in sample collection for the IBD twin BioBank.
Hong Kong Principal Investigator: Professor Siew NgMBBS MRCP PhD
Siew Ng graduated from St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2000. She was awarded a PhD in modulation of immune cells with bacteria therapy in intestinal inflammation by Imperial College London. She has published extensively and is the co-editor of an "Evidence-based Practical Guide for Inflammatory Bowel Disease". Siew has received prizes awarded by the British Society of Gastroenterology and the United European Gastroenterology Society for outstanding research contributions, and has been selected as the recipient of 2009 Rustgi International Award. Siew is currently a full time Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She leads the IBD Nixon TAM HK Registry at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. Her current research interests focus on the pathogenesis, epigenetics and disease outcome in IBD.
Data Controller: Dr Alan SteelMBBS, MD, MRCP
Dr Alan Steel qualified from the University College London in 1996. He was appointed Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2009. Dr Steel was awarded an MD in 2009 from the University of London. Research publications and current activity includes HIV, IBD, mucosal immune function, vaccine responses. Clinical responsibilities cover general medicine, general gastroenterology, IBD, cystic fibrosis, HIV, and eating disorders. Dr Steel is the data controller for the IBD Nixon Twin and Multiplex Registry.
Research Assistant: Alfredo Soler CarracedoBSc, MSc
Alfredo completed his BSc in Medical Biology from the University of La Laguna in the Canary Islands and the University of Stirling in Scotland; he was also awarded an MSc in Biomedical Sciences by the University of Westminster in London. He is now based in the St. Stephen's Centre Clinical Trials Unit. He has worked as a Research Assistant in the areas of Toxicology and Public Health, and as a Visiting Researcher in Microbiology. Currently he does Research in HIV, works as an HIV Outreach worker and is also the chief Research Assistant working for the IBD Nixon Twin and Multiplex Registry.