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Professor of Epidemiology; Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Dr Joe West studied Medicine at the University of Nottingham. He then worked in and around Nottingham, Derby and London in the NHS before completing his Master's in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He returned to the University of Nottingham to complete his PhD, as well as completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics at the University of York. He is now a Consultant Gastroenterologist in the NHS and Professor of Epidemiology in the University of Nottingham.
Epidemiology, coeliac disease, liver disease, use of routinely available electronic health data
Dr West is supervising a number of Clinical Academic Research Fellow's, PhD and Master's students.
Dr West's main area of research is into the occurrence and consequences of digestive disease in the UK using large, population-based data sources. This includes work using the General Practice… read more
- Wellcome Trust Clinical Epidemiology Research Fellowship - Personal fellowship (£166,000) 2001-2004
- NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship -Personal Fellowship (£717,924) 2006-2011
- Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust/University of Nottingham Senior Clinical Research Fellowship (circa £800,000) 2011-2016
- BUPA Foundation Epidemiology award 2004
- British Society of Gastroenterology Research award 2005
- Nottingham Medical Chirurgical Society Award 2005
- Association of National European and Mediterranean Societies of Gastroenterology Rising Star award at the United European Gastroenterology Week 2011
- Sir Francis Avery Jones British Society of Gastroenterology Research Medal 2012
- Currently editing and contributing to the book GI Epidemiology (2nd edition)
- Editorial Board member of the journal Gastroenterology
Dr West's main area of research is into the occurrence and consequences of digestive disease in the UK using large, population-based data sources. This includes work using the General Practice Research Database, Hospital Episode Statistics, registry data from the Office for National Statistics, The Health Improvement Network and various other routinely available data. The work is currently funded by a 5 year Senior Clinical Research Fellowship from the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Nottingham.
Research interests also include other diseases in areas such as respiratory medicine, dermatology, maternal and child health and surgery.
He works closely within the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health with other members of the Gastrointestinal Epidemiology Research group, which includes Dr Tim Card and Dr Kate Fleming as well as other members of the Clinical Epidemiology Research Group.