Congratulations to Simon Travis, Fellow of Linacre College, who has become Professor of Gastroenterology through the University’s recent Recognition of Distinction Awards.

Simon Travis was President of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO, 2012-2014) and is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, Oxford University Hospitals Trust. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital London in 1981 and trained in Gastroenterology both in London and in Oxford, where he did his PhD on colonic epithelial electrophysiology. He was formerly Chair of the IBD Section of the BSG (2002-5), Member of Council of the British Society of Gastroenterology (2004-2007) and Chair of the scientific committee of ECCO (2007-2010). He is the author of 6 books, 30 chapters and over 200 papers including many peer-reviewed international guidelines.