Anton Emmanuel obtained his medical degree from London University. He is A Professor of Neuro-Gastroenterology at University College London and Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square). His current clinical work encompasses being director of the GI Physiology Unit at University College Hospital as well as providing specialist gastroenterology service for patients with neurological illness. His areas of research interest include:
- gut neurophysiology
- the aetiology and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders of upper and lower gut
- management of gut symptoms in neurological and muscle disorders
- use of in vitro gut organoid studies as a model of developing new therapies.
He currently supervises five postgraduate research fellows.
He was appointed as editor in chief of Clinical Medicine and Commentary (the journals of the Royal College of Physicians), having served a similar role for eight years at Frontline Gastroenterology. He is deeply committed to developing the journals as a valued asset for members of the College.
On a personal basis: father of four, immigrant of African-Asian origin, Londoner, multiple amateur (guitarist, homebrewer, record collector).