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Professor Cathryn Edwards


Professor Cathryn Edwards is a consultant physician and gastroenterologist working in South Devon.

Cathryn trained in medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, prior to which she read Modern History at The Queen’s College, Oxford. Her postgraduate medical education was based in Oxford and her D Phil studies were supported by an MRC fellowship.

Prior to her appointment as registrar, Cathryn held several other roles at the RCP, including chair of the Joint Specialty Committee for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, member of the Medical Specialties Board and RCP councillor.

Her main clinical interest is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and related national roles have included the UK National IBD Standards Group, the IBD Registry and the National IBD Audit Steering Group. She is associate editor for BMJ Open Gastroenterology.

Cathryn was the first female secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and its second female president. As part of her work with the BSG, she promoted mentorship as a means of personal development, instigating the BSG Mentorship Programme launched in 2018.

Cathryn also holds a non-clinical health sector role as trustee at Rowcroft Hospice Torquay, where she held the position of chair from 2017–19.

Deputy registrar

The registrar is supported by the deputy registrar who works to engage with RCP members across our regional networks. You can find their details here.