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'COVID, Colorectal Cancer and The Grassroots: what just happened, and will we learn from it?'



Mr Ian Lindsey


Mr Ian LindseyIan Lindsey qualified from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and undertook his surgical training in Australia. On arrival in Oxford, he began research into pelvic dysfunction for which he received numerous prizes. He was appointed consultant colorectal surgeon in Oxford in 2002.

He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including five randomised controlled trials, 12 book chapters, a textbook of pelvic floor disorders and given numerous international invited lectures. He is Honorary Program Secretary for the UK National Pelvic Floor Society and is internationally recognised for his major contribution to the understanding and developing of new treatments for colorectal pelvic floor disorders.




Special interests

  • Management of faecal incontinence, obstructed defaecation and pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor surgery, including prolapse surgery
  • Management of colon and rectal cancer
  • Minimally-invasive, laparoscopic and transanal surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Surgery for haemorrhoids, fissure and fistula
  • Colonoscopy

Mr David James


Mr David JamesMr James qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2003 with Distinction in Surgery. During his time in medical school, he also completed a BSc (hons) 1st Class Degree and was awarded the Huggett Prize for best BSc.

Following junior surgical training on the St Mary's Hospital Basic Surgical Rotation, Mr James completed a PhD investigating the ergonomics of robotic surgery under the supervision of Professor the Lord Darzi at the prestigious Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College, London. He subsequently undertook his higher surgical training in the Oxford Deanery. Mr James was awarded the ASGBI Gold medal for outstanding performance in the FRCS examination in 2016.

Mr James then undertook two highly prestigious world-renowned Colorectal Fellowships. The first year was spent training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. The second year was at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

During his Fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, Mr James was trained in robotic colorectal surgery, advanced and recurrent rectal cancer and complex tertiary referral colorectal surgery.

Whilst in Brisbane, David gained experience in advanced minimally-invasive colorectal surgery. He has published a book chapter, numerous peer-reviewed clinical articles and has presented nationally and internationally on colorectal surgery.

Special interests

  • Robotic surgery
  • Colon and rectal cancer surgery
  • Minimally-invasive surgery
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)


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Chair: Professor Freddie Hamdy

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.


Please email Louise King if you would like to attend.