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Research & Teaching

Dr Khan has conducted innovative research as a principal and chief investigator, has been awarded research prizes, and has over 100 publications. He collaborates with experts in the field nationally and internationally and is active in research on patient-reported outcomes, diagnosis of gut symptoms, quality of life, biomarkers, gastrointestinal cancer, effects of cancer treatments, nutritional aspects and cancer survival. He is active on various national and international research committees.

Dr Khan has been involved in education throughout his career including as part of teaching faculty and organiser of popular national courses and educational events. Designing bespoke training schedules and online modules, he has trained many students, junior doctors and nurse specialists, who have been succesful e.g., Betsi Cadwaladr Chief Nursing Officer award and Wales student awards. He is a trained mentor.

Research Experience

  • Personal h-index of 12, RG score 39.8, >700 citations, >40 original published articles, >100 published abstracts

  • Authored original articles in high impact journals, secured research funding and awarded international prizes

  • Ongoing international collaborations in the field of cancer and gastroenterology, including leading various European projects in neuroendocrine cancer

  • Principal Investigator and Chief Investigator in studies, including industry sponsored, with pipeline CTIMPs

  • Active research programme in patient-reported and health services outcomes, biomarkers, gastrointestinal cancer, quality of life, GI symptoms, effects of cancer therapies, nutrition, cancer survival and real-world data

  • Established networks and published with national/international collaborators

  • Invitations to speak at national and international meetings in Europe and USA

  • Several manuscripts in progress with regularly invitations to peer review clinical trials and potential studies for journals including UEG, Frontline, ERC, Neuroendocrinology, AP&T, Annals Royal College surgeons and peer review of trial protocols

  • Member of national clinical trial steering (NET02), National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) NET subgroup and UKINETS research committee, Genomics England Clinical Interpretation Partnership (GeCIP) committees

  • Evaluating grant applications and research abstracts and conduct poster rounds for international conferences

  • Translational research in neuroendocrine and gastrointestinal cancer at UCL Cancer Institute and the Royal Free Hospital Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, a European Centre of Excellence in London

  • Involvement in the unique area of GI and Nutritional Effects of Cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital

  • Awarded a successful PhD in a short space of time, developing cancer and academic expertise nationally

  • BSc research at Imperial College, London, involved devising study protocols, data management and analysis resulting in publications, and international presentations at an early stage of career

Teaching and Mentoring Experience

  • Faculty and organiser of national symposiums and educational events throughout career.

  • Specific for cancer, design and delivery of bespoke training schedule for Cancer Nurse Specialists (NETs) for South Wales 2017, one CNS winning the Betsi Cadwaladr Chief Nursing Officer award for nursing; Series of multi-professional, multi-disciplinary teaching events and education of teams through South Wales, resulting in reduction in diagnosis time, time to referral, and increased awareness of Neuroendocrine Cancer

  • Faculty and delivery of training at: National UKINETs Nurses meetings 2017-2019; BSG national ‘Gastroenterology taster course’ 2015-2020; UK Oncology Forum 2018; JAG Endoscopy courses; Health Education and Improvement Wales (HIEW) registrar training days (surgery, oncology, gastroenterology, palliative care) 2014- ; Royal Society of Medicine surgical meetings 2018- , all with consistent praise

  • Invitations to create online and written educational content including: CME for Royal College of Physicians Clinical Medicine; Curriculum based review on NET cancer for BMJ Frontline Gastroenterology; ‘NETs, What gastroenterologists need to know’ paper and podcast which was chosen as best of year by trainees and positive feedback internationally; development of online module in NET Cancer, Learna 2020- ; ‘Tweetorials’ including for United European Gastroenterology Journal

  • Mentoring/Coaching: Trained British Society of Gastroenterology Mentor programme 2018- ; unofficial mentor to junior doctors throughout UK 2014-current with success in securing training posts for junior doctors, consultant posts for senior trainees, guidance through academic paths and alternative routes, highly valued for all those mentored and coached

  • Honorary Lecturer Cardiff University 2020- (Honorary Clinical teacher 2014-20); Academic student mentor Cardiff Uni 2020-

  • Speciality teaching lead University Hospital of Wales undergraduate gastro placements, Yr2 Foundation Clinical Skills, Yr4 Diagnostic Synthesis Medicine - induction, timetable, assessment with excellent feedback 2014-7; Teaching lead on Cardiff MWOP (A-level students) placements in hospital 2014-7

  • Supervision of >20 Cardiff University Medical Student Speciality Student Choice modules 2014- resulting in national/international presentations, publications and student prizes

  • Throughout career, outpatient-, ward-, lecture-, and problem-based medical student teaching with consistently positive feedback

  • As a junior doctor: supervision of Yale undergraduate student; co-ordination of undergraduate teaching and placement of medical students with good feedback; Royal Society of Medicine Finals OSCE Teaching; Examiner for UCL Undergraduate Medicine Finals OSCE

  • Delivery of postgraduate training: Educational and clinical supervisor for Gastroenterology registrars and Clinical Fellows 2014- ; Co-author of regional trainee induction booklet; successful Designated Medical Supervisor for Nurse Prescriber course(PgCert) 2018-9; Endoscopy training of registrars in OGD, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy incorporating direct observation of procedural skills assessments (DOPS and DOPyS); formal core medical trainees and MRCP PACES teaching with positive feedback and excellent pass rates

  • CPD in training including ‘Train the Trainers course (JAG approved) 2013, Educational skills training, Wales Deanery