Research Fellow Achievements

We are proud to celebrate the achievements of our research fellows. Here you can see the latest updates for our research fellows as well as the positive changes they are making in the world of IBD.

We are proud of the hard work our research fellows do in an effort so our collective vision of a future free from the fear of bowel disease. We would like to keep you updated on the projects they are working on and show their progress in their path for positive change in IBD.

We also like to celebrate their achievements and the great work they do.

Ioanna Drami is currently doing research into body composition and how the body changes with a cancer diagnosis. Ioanna is looking into various new AI techniques, as well as studying the cancer on a deep molecular level.


Pebs Edwards is currently researching a familial cancer syndrome called Lynch syndrome. Her research is to find the early signs of cancer and detect why some people get cancer and some don’t.


Luke Hanna is currently doing research regarding peri-anal fistula. Luke’s aim is to try and find the root causes in inflammation that leads to peri-anal Crohn’s Disease, to find better treatment for people before any fistulas may develop.

Dinh Mai 
is currently studying body composition, and how prehabilitation methods can predict outcomes for people undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer.


Sara Renshaw is currently doing research into cancer risks in people with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly those with Ulcerative Colitis.


Lillian Reza is currently doing research into people with a pouch who also have fistulas, and understanding the reason why these fistulas occur.


Charlene Sackitey is currently doing research on rectal vaginal fistula. Her research is looking into this condition in a deep way to help improve their quality of life.


Aamir Saifuddin is currently doing research into the various medications and treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and looking at how best to treat people to prevent the complications that come from IBD.


Amira Shamsiddinova is currently doing research into people with Inflammatory bowel disease, particularly those who have pre-cancerous changes or have cancer and discovering which operation could be best for them.


Jennifer Fisher is currently doing research in dysplasia within Ulcerative Colitis and has just received a grant from Bowel Cancer UK to further fund this research.