Professor Miles Parkes

NIHR Cambridge BRC director


Professor Miles Parkes is the director of the centre, based at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH).

Professor Miles Parkes is currently a consultant gastroenterologist and researcher at CUH.

His research focuses on understanding the causes of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and the factors that affect the course and outcomes of treatment for these conditions – by focusing on their genetics and the gut microbiota. In addition he researches new ways of managing and treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Miles already leads the UK IBD genetics consortium and is also the clinical and academic lead for the recently established Health Data Research Hub for IBD, known as Gut Reaction.

Miles took over the role from Professor John Bradley

Professor Miles Parkes