My research interests are heavily focussed in the feilds of audit and risk assessment and as such I am invited to speak on the topics nationally & internationally on a regular basis:


List of Invited Lectures

  1. Shock and Fluid Resuscitation.  Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).  Royal Berkshire NHS Ambulance Trust Oct. 1994
  2. The anatomy, pathology and disorders of the lower limb as applied to vascular surgery.  Hammersmith Hospital Jan 1997
  3. Arterial and venous assessment of the lower limb.  Community Nurses Meeting, Charing Cross Hospital, June 1998.
  4. Update in vascular surgery.  West Middlesex A&E SpRs induction day. November 2001.
  5. Biliary Tract Disease.  SHO Regional Teaching. Charing Cross Hospital. July 2002
  6. Post Operative Adhesions; An overview of their development, clinical impact and strategies for reduction. Barnet General Hospital – Gynaecology Update. May 2003
  7. How to setup National Audit for Bowel Cancer.  Dutch Society for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Amsterdam 2005
  8. The organization of a nationwide colorectal audit. The experience from abroad. (on behalf of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland). Dutch Association of Surgery, Veldhoven, May 2006.
  9. Data Analysis for the National Bowel Cancer Audit. ACPGBI, Newcastle, July 2007
  10. Improvements in Healthcare by means of Auditing. Veldhoven, Holland May 2008
  11. Setting Up Colorectal Audit. Egyptian Group of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt June 2008
  12. Risk Adjustment in Colorectal Surgery. Egyptian Group of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt June 2008
  13. Research Foundation Workshop: Improving the Quality of Care through the Use of Population Data – A Comparison of Four Countries – How we do it in the UK, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Boston USA June 2008 (webcast at
  14. Ulcerative Colitis: From the Black Arts to Surgical Innovation. The Christmas Lecture. West Middlesex University Hospital. December 2008
  15. Risk Adjustment in Surgery. Royal Society of Medicine Section of Surgery. Tignes, France, Jan 2009
  16. Improving Outcome of Care through Auditing and Transparency: Audit saved my Life. National Bowel Cancer Audit in the UK. Utrecht, Holland Feb 2009
  17. Quality assurance in Surgery: UK Model Colorectal Carcinoma. Central European Congress of Surgery, Katowice, Poland April 2009
  18. Quality assurance and audit in colorectal cancer in Europe: The UK Programme. European CanCer Organisation & European Society for Medical Oncology, Berlin, September 2009
  19. The use and abuse of large national society databases. International Colorectal Forum, Verbier, January 2010
  20. Translating outcomes into clinical practice. International Colorectal Forum, Verbier, January 2010
  21. Should I take time out for research? Association of Surgeons in Training, Hull March 2010
  22. How can NBOCAP complement the work of NCIN? Cancer Network Clinical Leads Colorectal TSSG Workshop, London April 2010
  23. Structures and measures to improve outcome: how do they work? DSCA Congres 2010, Amsterdam April 2010.
  24. Evidence Based Scheduling. The Productive Operating Theatres. RCSEng & NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement. London September 2010
  25. Challenges in Auditing Colon Cancer. Plenary Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Charter Day, Dublin March 2012
  26. Rectal cancer: national databases, adjusted feedback and its implications. PROCARE Steering Group, Belgium April 2012
  27. National Bowel Cancer Audit Programme (NBOCAP) - The Importance Detailed Information in the Audit. ESSO 32, Valencia, Spain Sept 2012
  28. Defining rectal cancer from sigmoid cancer. EURECCA – 3rd consensus meeting, Perugia, Italy, December 2012
  29. How to monitor the quality of surgery within national registries. EURECCA – 3rd consensus meeting, Perugia, Italy, December 2012
  30. When is only polypectomy safe in early colon cancer? EURECCA – 3rd consensus meeting, Perugia, Italy, December 2012