Dr Anthony Hobson PhD began his training as a GI Clinical Scientist in 1991 at Hope Hospital in Salford where he completed training in a broad range of gastrointestinal physiological techniques. In 2003, he gained his PhD from Manchester University, using advanced brain imaging techniques to map oesophageal pain processing regions.
Dr Hobson has won several prestigious awards for his research including the Department of Health and Chief Scientific Officer’s ‘Young Healthcare Scientist’ of the year in 2005. In the same year he also received the Functional Brain-Gut Young Investigator Award at Digestive Diseases Week, in the United States and the EFIC Grunethal Young investigator in Pain award in Aachen, Germany.
In 2006, he was recruited by the GI Discovery Medicine group at GlaxoSmithKline where he spent 3-years working with many of the top Neurogastroenterology groups and GI biologists from around the world. He has published over 50 articles and book chapters including two first author publications in Gastroenterology and is frequently invited to speak at meetings around the world. Dr Hobson currently holds an honorary post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and previously held one at the Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology in London.