Our Research Projects

Development of core outcome sets for gastrointestinal recovery after surgery and surgical disease

Develop a set of core outcomes for ileus and small bowel obstruction following surgery and disease.


DiSCO: Defining Standards in Colorectal Optimisation

Improving patient outcomes following surgery through pre-op preparation or ‘pre-habilitation’.


HALT – Hernia Active Living Trial, a feasibility study of a physical activity intervention to improve quality of life in parastomal hernia

Date: 2020

Looking at the impact of exercise on parastomal hernias and bulges in people with a stoma.


The PROPHER study: Patient Reported Outcomes after Parastomal Hernia treatment – a prospective international cohort study

Date: 2019

Looking at surgical and non-surgical techniques in managing parastomal hernias to determine best treatment.


The PAPooSE Study: Pregnancy outcomes and experience in Patients with ileostomies

This study aims to establish the informational needs of female patients following stoma surgery who wish to consider starting a family and record patient experiences during pregnancy with a stoma, so that patients can be given the best information to help them make future decisions.