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Adam D Farmer, PhD, FRCP

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer
University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust
County Hospital, Weston Road
Stafford, United Kingdom

Dr Adam Farmer was educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. He undertook his medical training at University College London, qualifying with the degrees of MBBS BSc (Hons) in 2001. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2004. Subsequently, he undertook his specialist training in gastroenterology and general medicine in the West Midlands before moving to the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine, where he undertook a body of research funded by the Medical Research Council.

He was awarded the degree of PhD at the University of London entitled “Human Psychophysiological Responses to Pain – The Development of Human Pain Endophenotypes”. This work was awarded a prestigious prize by the American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society.

He currently works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the University Hospitals of North Midlands. He has authored over 60 published articles, written 11 book chapters and has given lectures both nationally and internationally. With Professor Aziz, he was the first to comprehensively described the association between EDS and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Dr farmer also has a particular sub-specialist interest in gastrointestinal dysmotility, particularly secondary to underlying connective tissue disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Representative Publications:

Neuroticism influences brain activity during the experience of visceral pain.

Unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms and joint hypermobility: is connective tissue the missing link?

Joint hypermobility and rectal evacuatory dysfunction: an etiological link in abnormal connective tissue?

Visceral pain hypersensitivity in functional gastrointestinal disorders.

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