Coleman, Dr Nicholas

Dr Nicholas ColemanDM FRCP


Gastroenterology (digestive system)


Neurogastroenterology (gastroenterological conditions that are affected by the nervous system)

Training and education

  • MBChB - University of Leeds, 1991
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) - 1994
  • West Midlands gastroenterology specialist registrar rotation - 1995 to 2004
  • DM thesis - University of Nottingham, 2001 to 2003
  • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology - 2006
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians - 2008


Dr Coleman has worked for the Trust since July 2004. He is one of four consultants delivering the acute gastroenterology inpatient service. He also undertakes general and specialist outpatient clinics, and diagnostic upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. He's developed specialist expertise in functional and motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Dr Coleman is the lead consultant for the upper GI physiology service and provides expert analysis of oesophageal pH, impedance and high resolution manometry studies (tests to look at how the oesophagus is functioning).

He has a particular interest in the management of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and chronic constipation and is a key member of the Southampton multidisciplinary pelvic floor team, dedicated to managing complex pelvic floor problems including incontinence and obstructed defaecation.

Key achievements

  • Lead clinician for the department of gastroenterology (2014 to 19)
  • Lead for the upper gastrointestinal physiology service
  • Member of the pelvic floor multidisciplinary team


Dr Coleman's publications include:

Original articles

  • Assessing telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and web-delivered CBT versus treatment as usual in irritable bowel syndrome (ACTIB): a multicentre randomised trial.
    Everitt HA, Landau S  O'Reilly G, Sibelli A, Hughes S, Windgassen S, Holland R, Little P, McCrone P, Bishop F, Goldsmith K , Coleman N, Logan R, Chalder T, Moss-Morris R, ACTIB trial group. Gut. 2019 Sep;68(9):1613-1623.

Book chapters

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome : Diagnosis and Clinical Management. Chapter 6 : The Primary Secondary Care Interface. Coleman NS, Everitt H, 2013. In : Quigley EMM, Emmanuel A (eds). 2013. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell.


You can contact Dr Coleman via his secretary Brenda Edmonds - call 023 8120 6761 or send an email.