I am Professor of Experimental Hepatology at University College London and The Royal Free Hospital and combine clinical excellence with running a successful research group and clinical trial team. I manage all causes of liver disease including, fatty liver, alcohol, viral, drug reactions and autoimmune illness. My group’s aim is to develop novel diagnostic and treatment paradigms to tackle infection in patients with advanced liver disease. Our research has been published in the most prestigious medical Journals including The Lancet, Nature Medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, Hepatology and Gastroenterology. I have received over £4 million in grant funding from The Wellcome Trust, The National Institute for Health Research, The Medical Research Council, The Rosetrees Trust and The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. I am the medical director for the UCL Comprehensive Clinical Trials unit and write the Hepatology chapter for the best-selling medical textbook Kumar and Clarke’s Clinical Medicine. I believe that empathy and listening to people are a doctor’s most important duties.