My name is Alasdair Scott and I’m a surgical registrar training in London North West Thames. My principal clinical interest is colorectal surgery. I enjoy teaching and have some ad hoc appointments within Imperial College School of Medicine.
I trained at Imperial College School of Medicine between 2003 and 2012, taking three years out of medical school to complete a PhD between 2007 and 2010. I undertook my PhD within the Critical Care Research Group, Section of Anaesthetics, Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College. My principal supervisor was Prof. Masao Takata and my thesis investigated immune regulation in sepsis and after surgery.
I took an Academic Foundation job in North West Thames between 2012 and 2014 and shifted my research focus to look at the role of the gut microbiome in colorectal cancer. I continued this work during an Academic Clinical Fellowship between 2014 and 2017.
I currently hold an honorary academic position at Imperial College London and work closely with Mr James Kinross (consultant colorectal surgeon and senior clinical lecturer at St Mary’s Hospital) and Prof. Julian Marchesi (Professor of digestive health, Imperial College London). My principal research interests include the gut microbiome, colorectal cancer and outcomes following colorectal surgery. More broadly, I am also interested in the role of the microbiome in gastrointestinal health and how this may be applied for the development of more personalised healthcare.
My latest CV can be downloaded here.