Curriculum Vitae

Current Roles

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS foundation trust since 2010

Clinical lead Video-capsule endoscopy

Clinical lead Nutrition

Clinical lead Iron deficiency anaemia service

Clinical lead for Gastroenterology Research


University appointment

Visiting Fellow, School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University,



2000 MB BS Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ School of Medicine and Dentistry

2003 MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London

2010 MD Imperial College London

2010 CCST G(I)M and Gastroenterology

2014 FRCP Elected Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London


Professional Organisations

General Medical Council no. 4730082

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London

Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology

Member of the American Gastroenterology Association

Member of the St. Mark’s Hospital Association


MD thesis

Clinical and laboratory studies of the bacterial pathogenesis and management of pouchitis.


Prof. RJ Nicholls, Miss SK Clark, Mr PP Tekkis of Imperial College and Prof. PJ Ciclitira of King’s College London.

The project investigated the hypothesis that a bacterial dysbiosis is fundamental to the inflammatory process which occurs in up to half of patients with ulcerative colitis who undergo restorative proctocolectomy. This work was at the frontier of bacterial identification since it was performed in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Cambridge using 16s bacterial rRNA sequencing technology.

Further work included investigating new treatment strategies for pre-pouch ileitis and pouchitis.


Clinical training

Dr McLaughlin undertook his general professional training in the South East Thames region, following this he completed his specialist training in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine in London and South East Thames working at Maidstone Hospital, the Kent and Sussex Hospital Tunbridge Wells, the Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton, St. Mark’s Hospital London, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals and the Conquest Hospital Hastings.

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