Dr Mark Scott

Dr Mark Scott

Director of Lower GI Physiology

BSc (Hons) PhD

Dr Mark Scott PhD is our Director of Lower GI Physiology. He has over 30 years’  experience, both clinical and academic, related to the physiological assessment of functional colorectal disorders, (primarily constipation and faecal incontinence). He performs all routine and specialist diagnostic investigations of colorectal function and structure. 

Mark is also a Principal Investigator within the Blizard Institute at Queen Mary University of London and has led pioneering research into the underlying causes of bowel dysfunction. He has supervised numerous postgraduate students (both clinical and scientific) to the successful completion of their higher degrees. In addition, he remains Director and was one of the founders of the internationally-renowned GI Physiology Unit (Colorectal services) within Barts Health NHS Trust.

Mark is currently one of the leads of the International Anorectal Physiology Working Group whose remit is to standardise diagnostic testing.

Medical / Scientific Publications

Mark is the UK’s most widely published colorectal gastrointestinal physiologist. As of July 2023, he has authored 205 original scientific papers and 14 book chapters. He has also been guest editor of 3 medical journal supplements on the subject of chronic constipation.

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Symptoms we can help with

If you’re having problems with your stomach, digestion or going to the toilet, we can help find out what’s wrong.

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My experience with the Functional Gut Clinic has been nothing short of outstanding. Every person I have dealt with has gone the extra mile to put me at ease, reassure me and shown great care, sensitivity and patience. I am truly very grateful to you all and would ask that you pass my thanks on to Dr. Scott too!

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