Professor Ailsa Hart is an internationally-renowned leading consultant gastroenterologist in London with over 20 years experience. Having trained in medicine at Oxford University, being awarded a First Class Honours Degree, she completed her PhD at Imperial College in London in 2005. She received further clinical training in gastroenterology at the renowned St Mark's Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust and University College Hospital, as well as the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam.
At the forefront of her field, she is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, particularly contributing to the Clinical Research Group, and on the Governing Board of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, to name a few. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her outstanding work in medicine.
Prolific in all aspects of gastroenterology, she takes a special clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis). She works closely with the national charity for inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Colitis UK) and is the UK Lead for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement in gastroenterology.
She has written two books, publishes extensively in renowned peer-reviewed journals (with over 130 publications) and is Associate Editor of the well-respected journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. She lectures extensively sharing best practice principles around the world and also featured on the BBC documentary “Guts: the strange and mysterious world of the human stomach” on 12th July 2012, presenting research data on faecal transplantation for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.