Phil is a clinician who is the Director of Midlands & Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre and Deputy Director NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre. He has received a range of funding including large project/programme grants (EUFP7, MRC, Innovate UK, NIHR and MRC/Wellcome Clinical Training Fellowships). Phil has established three cutting edge clinical trials which he is the Chief Investigator on: One of these, REALISTIC, is the largest clinical trial of haematopoietic stem cell therapy in patients with liver cirrhosis in Europe/US was published in Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
He co-ordinates the MERLIN (EU FP7) consortium which includes a clinical trial of mesenchymal stromal cells in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and also the POLARISE basket trial in patients with PSC, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and lupus nephritis. This research portfolio has led to high impact publications throughout including both original articles (PNAS, Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology, Nature, Gut, American Journal of Transplantation, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet) and review articles (FASEB, Nature Reviews, Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology).