Professor David Grundy

Professor David GrundyProfessor of Biomedical Science
Department of Biomedical Science
The University of Sheffield
Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom

Room: E06a, Florey building
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 4657
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Career history

  • 2016 - Present: Personal Chair
  • 2012 - 2016: Head of Department
  • 1999 - Present: Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Science, Sheffield
  • 1998 - 2004: Germany Gästprofessor in the Department of Surgery, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 1996 - 1999: Reader, Dept. of Biomedical Science, Sheffield
  • 1990 - 1996: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Biomedical Science, Sheffield
  • 1990: Visiting Scientist, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • 1988: Visiting Scientist, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • 1987 - 1990: Wellcome Trust Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield
  • 1981: Visiting Scientist, University of Calgary, Canada
  • 1980 - 1987: Lecturer, Department of Physiology, University of Sheffield
  • 1978 - 1980: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, University of Sheffield

Research interests

Neurogastroenterology – The Neural control of Gut function
Our research is focused on the neural control of gut function. The term "neurogastroenterology" has been coined to describe the field of brain-gut interactions. This field has under gone rapid expansion recently for a number of reasons.

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Activities and distinctions

  • Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Chair of the journal management committee.
  • Member of the Varenna group, an international educational organisation providing teaching material for gastroenterology.
  • Visiting Professor St George’s University, Grenada (April 2007)
  • Invitations to chair/speak at national and international meetings and advisory boards in 2006/7 including the plenary lecture at the International Neurogastroenterology Society meeting (Jeju, Korea), invited speaker at New Vistas on GI motility: from Physiology to Therapy (Rome), Invited speaker at the 15th United Euopean Gastroeneterology week (Paris). Flemish gastroenterology society (Antwerp). Member of a Novartis advisory board (New York).


Recent publications

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