Dr. Beales is currently Clinical Reader in Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Norwich Medical School, at the University of East Anglia and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from St Bartholomew’s Hospital at the University of London. After training in general (internal) medicine in London, he completed training in gastroenterology in London, Cambridge and Norwich (United Kingdom). During his training he also spent a period as research fellow in the department of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, developing and refining mechanisms of examining the biology of gastrointestinal endocrine cells. He currently works as a consultant gastroenterologist, in a University Hospital, with a predominantly luminal GI practice and performs the full spectrum of endoscopic examinations. He also has major roles in education and training of both undergraduates and postgraduates and an active translational and clinical research portfolio. He has published over 110 original peer-reviewed publications including highly cited work on gastrin and acid secretion in H. pylori infection, leptin and other adipokines in the pathogenesis of esophageal adenocarcinoma and the protective role of statins against esophageal cancer. His current research interests include the development and evaluation of novel therapies for GI diseases as well as further exploring the role of hormones in the pathophysiology of GI diseases.
Acute and Chronic gastrointestinal bleeding; Acid-peptic disorders; Inflammatory bowel disease; Microscopic colitis; Clostridium difficile; Achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders; Functional GI disorders and GI manifestations of systemic diseases.