Dr Paul Moayyedi qualified from Bristol University and obtained a PhD and Masters in Public Health from the University of Leeds.  He moved to McMaster University in 2004 and was Director of the Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster in 2006-2017.  He holds the Audrey Campbell Chair of Ulcerative Colitis Research and is currently the Assistant Dean of Research at McMaster University.  He has published 385 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited over 44,400 times with an h index of 104. He was Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology 2010-2015.  He is currently joint Coordinating Editor of the Upper GI and Pancreatic Disease Cochrane Review Group and a proponent of Evidence Based Medicine.  He is PI of the IMAGINE network that aims to evaluate how the diet and microbiome impact on IBD, IBS and associated psychological disorders.