Abu, Dr Emmanuel

Dr Emmanuel AbuMBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, DipFMS, PGCert (health and social care)


Chemical pathology

Training and education

  • MBBS, University of Ibadan Nigeria, 1987
  • MSc in clinical biochemistry award with distinction, University of Surrey, 1993
  • PhD, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, 1998
  • MRCPath, 2003
  • Diploma in Forensic Medicine awarded by the Society of Apothecaries of London, 2006
  • FRCPath, 2008
  • Accreditation as an expert witness by the University of Cardiff law school by training and examination, October 2008.


Dr Abu has worked for University Hospital Southampton since 1 January 2002. He is director of regional forensic toxicology services, and co-director of clinical biochemistry at UHS.

His clinics include a weekly lipid and cardiovascular assessment clinic, a weekly kidney stone clinic, and a metabolic clinic including Paget’s disease of bone, hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D and mineral disorders of sodium, potassium, magnesium and phosphate.

Key achievements

  • Developing the lipid and cardiovascular assessment clinic at UHS. This now gets referrals from Southampton and the surrounding area including Fareham, Eastleigh, Gosport and the New Forest.
  • UHS lead for a national audit on familial hypercholesterolaemia.
  • Developing a novel online teaching of clinical biochemistry and metabolic medicine for undergraduate medical students at the University of Southampton. Dr Abu is the lead for undergraduate teaching of clinical biochemistry at UHS.
  • Invited to contribute to a consultation document on drugs and driving by the Department of Transport.
  • Finalist of the HSJ Efficiency awards, June 2013.
  • Inclusion in NHS Improvement high impact innovations catalogue work on demand management, March 2013.

Awards and prizes

  • Department of Health clinical research fellow, administered by Southampton University Hospital Trust (now UHS), April 2004.
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, 1994.
  • Committee of Vice Chancellors of UK scholarship, 1994.
  • Blue Circles Scholarship, 1992.