Dr McAlindon is a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Sheffield and Honorary Reader at the University of Sheffield. His unit was the first in the UK to introduce capsule endoscopy to clinical practice and the Sheffield Small Bowel Service which he has developed with colleagues, the largest in the UK, has won a BMJ award (runner up) for developing a small bowel service (2016), a Medipex award for innovation (2015), a Health Service Journal award (runner up) for innovation in care integration (2012) and a Movetis Magic award for optimizing novel technology of small bowel endoscopy (2011).).He was involved in setting up the UK Capsule Endoscopy Users Group, is a member of the BSG Endoscopy Committee and the national Quality Improvement lead for small bowel endoscopy. He has co-directed the European Lumley Castle Capsule Endoscopy Training Course for 10 years, providing hands-on training to 700 delegates in Durham, London and, via live telecast, Croatia. He was a co-author of the UK small bowel endoscopy guidelines (Gut, 2008) and more recently those of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Endoscopy, 2015), contributed to the Video Capsule Endoscopy Reference Guide and Atlas (Eds. Keuchel, Hagenmuller, Tajiri; Springer 2014) and co-edited the Handbook of Capsule Endoscopy (Springer 2014). Current research interests include the control of capsule endoscopy in the upper GI tract using patient positional change, handheld external magnets and a joystick controlled robot magnet. A robot magnet is being installed in Sheffield, the first system outside China.



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