Council Member of HNODIS (Jul 14 - Jul 16)
Council Member of HNODS (Sep 08-Sep 13)
Clinical Professor, Cranfield University
Consultant General & Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester
Director; Postgraduate Medical School, 2000:Dean Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
R&D Research Lead Three Counties Cancer Network
Current Research Interests
In 1992 he was appointed as a Professor and Consultant Surgeon at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, , also taking up an academic appointment as Clinical Professor at Cranfield Health at Cranfield University in 1994. In 1998 he served as the Director of the Post-graduate Medical School and in 2000 became the foundation Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Bioscience. His research has resulted in him being appointed Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology to the University of Oxford. He is the Clinical lead for Research the 3 Counties Cancer Centre in the National Cancer research Network. He leads research groups with an interest in sensing patients by both smell (volatile analysis) and light (Biophotonics). Cranfield Health, Cranfield University has a burgeoning reputation in these fields.
Hugh Barr earned his medical degree in 1977, and while completing his post-graduate surgical training under the highly prestigous Wellcome Surgical Training Fellowship he won many research medals and prizes, including the Medical Institution Research Medal, the Hopkins Endoscopy Prize British Society of Gastroenterology, The Rogers Prize For Advance in Medicine, University of London, John of Arderne Medal Royal Society of Medicine and a coveted Distinction for his Research doctorate. He also held two named Professorships of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, the Lister Professor in 1987–88, and the Hunterian Professor in 1990–91
Professor Barr’s research interests are in the area of early detection of disease and its early optical / volatile diagnosis and early treatment. He is in receipt of major research grants from the Department of Health and the Department of Trade and Industry, and the NHS executive for the development of these techniques and is the lead clinician for the National Cancer Research Network in the Three Counties Cancer Centre. He chairs and leads the Research and Development Committee and the Gloucestershire Research Consortium.
Author or co-author of over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters, Professor Barr is also active in national professional associations. A Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of London and Edinburgh, he currently serves on many scientific committees.