Professor of translational medicine and honorary consultant physician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
A career hepatologist, over the past 25 years Professor Taylor-Robinson has investigated pathogenic mechanisms in chronic liver disease using a combination of imaging techniques, NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. He has over 230 publications currently.
Professor Taylor-Robinson has strong connections with Africa, having forged research partnerships through European Framework 7 with clinical and research groups in Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia. He has visited many African countries in a research and clinical capacity, including South Sudan, Sudan and Kenya. He has developed links with Khon Kaen University in Thailand over the past decade to investigate novel urinary biomarkers of cancer development in patients with cholangiocarcinoma, caused by the liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini.
He was awarded the Sir Francis Avery Jones Gold Medal by the British Society of Gastroenterology in 1999 and Linacre lectureship of the Royal College of Physicians of London in September 2000.