School of Medicine

Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre

Who we are

The Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre (NDDC) has a strong track record in basic science, experimental medicine and translational research, and comprises over 100 academics and NHS associates including consultant gastroenterologists,  hepatologists, GI pathologists, radiologists and surgeons.



NDDC was awarded Biomedical Research Unit status in 2008 and renewed in 2012-2017. It is funded with £7.2M from the NIHR.

What we do

From Professor Robin Spiller, Head of Division:

Our mission is to conduct international quality research relating to gastrointestinal and liver disease, including fundamental science translational research, clinical trials and population studies.

Our clinical research aims to translate laboratory medicine into clinical interventions which improve the care and lives of our patients. We also aim to provide a focus and facilitate collaboration for GI and liver research, both medical and surgical throughout the University and local NHS institutions as well as to provide top quality training for young researchers.



We have almost 150 PhD students.


Contact us

Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre, School of Medicine
The University of Nottingham
E Floor, West Block, QMC, Nottingham NG7 2UH

e:  Divisional administrator
t: +44 (0) 115 823 1090





Our research includes clinical trials, diagnostic studies, population studies and translation of laboratory medicine and surgery into clinical intervention.

Meetings and Seminars

We hold weekly lunchtime research seminars. Staff and students can also attend the Gastroenterology Journal Club.

more about these meetings

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School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

Contacts: Please see our 'contact us' page for further details