Academy for Paediatric Gastroenterology

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 Course Directors 

Dr Keith Lindley
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Keith Lindley has been a Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children for 14 years and is currently co-chair of the London Centre for Paediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility. He is convenor of the Gastroenterology section of the Physiological Society and co-editor of the ESPGHAN e-book of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

His clinical interests include disorders of foregut motility and sensation and pancreatic disease in children. To support these services he runs the only paediatric high-resolution oesophageal manometry service in the UK and a dedicated paediatric endoscopic ultrasound service for the investigation and treatment of foregut motility disorders in young children.

                                        Dr Fevronia Kiparissi 
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Fevronia Kiparissi is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London. Fevronia read Medicine at the University of Tübingen, Germany, before completing her training in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology in the UK and Germany and at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has worked at GOSH since 2002. She has a broad interest in Paediatric Gastrointestinal diseases, especially in Mucosal Immunology conditions like Gastrointestinal Food Allergy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Infant IBD and Coeliac Disease. She is the lead in Transition and Adolescent Gastroenterology, coordinating transition of patients to UCLH.


Dr Mamoun Elawad
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Elawad has his training in Paediatric gastroenterology at Great Ormond Street, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Oxford John Radcliff Hospital and King’s College Hospital. He worked as a consultant Paediatric gastroenterologist at University Hospital of Wales and Birmingham Children’s Hospital before he rejoined Great Ormond Street Hospital.

His main areas of interest are autoimmune gut disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease. He is the clinical lead for the gastroenterology unit and also the lead of the nationally funded Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for autoimmune gut diseases. Dr Elawad also is the unit lead on the international collaborative group "ImproveCareNow" for children with inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr Rosan Meyer
Principal Research Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Rosan completed her degree in Dietetics (1995) as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (1996) in South Africa. She specialised in paediatric nutrition in the United Kingdom, focusing on nutritional support, feeding behaviour and allergy. She started working at St.Mary’s Hospital, London in 1998. Her responsibilities as dietitian included the paediatric intensive care unit, the feeding clinic, children with neurodevelopmental delay and food allergies. In 2004 she went on to finish her Masters in Paediatric Nutrition, focusing on paediatric gastroenterology, allergies, nutritional assessment and feeding support. In 2008, she completed her PhD in energy expenditure in critically ill children at Imperial College London.

She currently is the principal research dietitian at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, leading a project on the impact of gastrointestinal food allergies on the nutritional status as well as the quality of life of children and their families. She is also a teaching fellow at Imperial College and module leader of the Food Hypersensitivity Module of the MSc in Allergy and responsible for research and education for the specialist food allergy and intolerance group of the British Dietetic Association. She also has her own paediatric allergy practice in London where she sees a variety of allergic disorders.

Dr Susan Hill
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Nutrition
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Susan Hill is Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology and nutrition at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health London. Susan has worked at Great Ormond Street for the past 15 years running both the inpatient and home intravenous/parenteral nutrition services. The home parenteral nutrition services cares for patients both in the UK and other European countries as well as the Middle East. She is a member of the BSPGHAN Nutrition Working Group and the BSPGHAN representative on BAPEN Council. Her special interests are management of the long-term intestinal failure and immunology and allergy of the gut. She participated in the NCEOPD enquiry into parenteral nutrition in 2010 and has participated in the Stakeholder’s review of home PN working with the Department of Health to standardize home care for intestinal failure throughout England and Wales.


Dr. Osvaldo Borrelli
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Osvaldo Borrelli received his MD degree in Naples, Italy. His Paediatric training was completed at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), where he also attended the PhD programme.
He has been Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology in Italy since 2003 and Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2010. His clinical interests embrace disorders of gastrointestinal motility, including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and functional gastrointestinal disorders.


Dr Jutta Köglmeier
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital

Jutta Köglmeier trained in paediatric Gastroenterology at the Royal London Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Great Ormond Street and The Royal Free.
She became a Consultant in September 2007 at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where she took up the role of lead clinician in paediatric Nutrition. In August 2010 she joined the Gastroenterology team at Great Ormond Street Hospital as one of eight consultants. Her main areas of interest are focused around the management of children with intestinal failure on long term intravenous nutrition and artificial feeding devices. She takes an active role in the multidisciplinary assessment of patients referred for small bowel transplantation and leads the specialist services for children with Shwachman Diamond Syndrome and Cystic fibrosis associated gut disease.

Claire De Koker
Research Dietitian,
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Claire completed her degree in dietetics in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.  She started a career in paediatric dietetics in Liverpool, working at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital from 2006 – 2009 within various subspecialist areas including gastroenterology.  In 2009 she moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, specialising in gastrointestinal diseases and food allergies.  In December 2010 Claire joined the Gastroenterology Research Unit at Great Ormond Street, focusing on gastrointestinal food allergies, where she is currently undertaking various research projects within the multidisciplinary team. She recently joined the paediatric dietetic team at Chelsea and Westminster where she does part time clinical work. Claire is also doing an MSc in Paediatric Dietetics.


Dr Atul Singhal
Director Childhood Nutrition Research Centre
Institute of Child Health, University College London

Atul Singhal is the Director of the Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Child Health, University College, London.  He is also Professor in Paediatric Nutrition at University College London and holds Honorary Consultant Paediatrician posts at the Whittington and Great-Ormond Street Hospitals.  He has broad interests in paediatric nutrition but his research focuses on the influence of early nutrition for long-term health, the effects of nutritional interventions to reduce long-term cardiovascular risk, and nutritional interventions for obesity.