Adam Farmer, Visiting Professor
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Education

  • University College London Medical School
  • Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry

Degrees and awards

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiology, University College London
  • MBBS, University College London Medical School
  • MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians
  • Ph.D., Barts & the London School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Global Clinical Scholars’ Research Training Programme, Harvard Medical School

Main academic positions

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of North Midlands
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Queen Mary University of London
  • Visiting Professor, Mech-Sense

Scientific interests

Dr Farmer’s main academic interests concern all aspects of functional gastrointestinal disorders and the modulation of the parasympathetic nervous system.

Grants and awards

  • 2010 American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Travel Scholarship, Functional Brain Gut Group, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2010 Institute of Cell & Molecular Science Research Prize, Barts & The London School of Medicine
  • 2010 Stephen Whittaker Research Prize, West Midlands Physicians’ Association
  • 2010 American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Young Investigator Prize
  • 2014 American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Clinical Research Prize
  • 2016 British Society of Gastroenterology Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section Best Abstract Award

Grants

  • Medical Research Council programme grant
  • Almirall Pharmaceuticals
  • Enteric Health Technology Assessment
  • Pain Relief Foundation
  • International Association for the Study of Pain Collaborative Grant
  • Gastroparesis and Intestinal Failure Trust
  • Danish Diabetes Academy Visiting Professorship
  • National Institute of Health Research EME Grant

Clinical and research management

Dr Farmer’s has a large and busy clinical practice centred on the investigation and treatment of patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders including those with chronic visceral pain.

Supervisor duties, teaching and GCP

Dr Farmer currently supervises 2 PhD students and regular teaches on local, national and international courses.