Anthony Hobson

Anthony is an internationally renowned Consultant Clinical Scientist with experience across the NHS and private healthcare sectors as well as in academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Anthony trained in Manchester and gained a broad base of experience in assessing gut function from ‘top to bottom’ covering areas such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), incontinence and constipation. Anthony’s industry experience provided further training in designing and implementing clinical trials to test experimental approaches and novel treatments in conditions like IBS, an area he is still passionate about.

Anthony has published over 200 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters including two first author publications in Gastroenterology. Anthony has also been recognised as advancing the field of GI Physiology by winning several prestigious awards including the Department of Health and Chief Scientific Officer’s ‘Young Healthcare Scientist’ of the year. Anthony has also been awarded the Functional Brain-Gut Young Investigator award (United States) and the EFIC Grunethal Young investigator in Pain award (Germany).

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In this episode we discuss with Antony Hobson:


- Digestive health and IBS
- Acid reflux - what it is, signs, symptoms, and treatment
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- The current state of microbiome research
- How improving gut health is becoming a focus for the next Olympic cycle in terms of marginal (and not so marginal) gains
- This is one of the most practical episodes to date for anyone suffering from long term GI symptoms.

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