Dr McLaughlin leads the Gastroenterology research team at the Royal Bournemouth hospital.
He is involved in research studies that include local, national and international studies.
The main focus of his research is inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and pouchitis). Many of the studies that he is involved in are investigating new drugs for inflammatory bowel disease but also include new management strategies for treating these diseases with the aim to establish best practice both in terms of drug treatments and also cancer surveillance in inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr McLaughlin maintains strong links with research that is undertaken at the IBD specialist centre St. Mark’s Hospital (London) in collaboration with Professor Ailsa Hart and Professor Sue Clark. This work has included one of the first studies of faecal transplantation to treat inflammatory bowel disease and continues to focus on the treatment of pouchitis and ileo-anal pouch dysfunction.
Dr McLaughlin writes and publishes research in leading medical journals and medical text books. He also presents research studies at both national and international studies on an annual basis.
An outline of current and recent research studies that Dr McLaughlin is the lead local investigator for at The Royal Bournemouth hospital include: