Ordinary board member
John Findlay is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Wall surgeon at the North Devon Comprehensive Hernia Centre, Academic Department of Upper GI and Abdominal Wall Surgery at North Devon District Hospital, and an Honorary Associate Professor and Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Exeter Medical School.
John went to University in Nottingham, trained in Surgery in Oxford and was appointed as a Consultant in North Devon in 2019. He was an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in informatics at the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, and Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
His clinical interests are based around complex and minimally invasive hernia surgery, and he was awarded Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery in Abdominal Wall Surgery in 2021. He has a PhD in Genomic and Clinical Informatics, and his research interests are based around improving outcomes and decision-making for patients with hernias through clinical studies and data science. He also sits on the British Hernia Society Registry Subcommittee.