Carr, Prof Norman John

Prof Norman CarrMB BS FRCPath FRCPA FAcadMEd


Cellular pathology


Gastrointestinal pathology

Training and education

Graduated from St George’s, University of London, in 1983.


Prof Carr joined the Trust in February 2009 as an honorary consultant in cellular pathology. His role involves surgical pathology reporting in the field of gastrointestinal pathology, including the oesophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas. 

Prof Carr has special interests in diseases of the appendix and cancer of the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), especially pseudomyxoma peritonei. He's director of research at the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, Basingstoke.

Prof Carr carries out autopsies by consent and for HM Coroner. 

Key achievements

  • Author of chapters on appendiceal neoplasms and pseudomyxoma peritonei in the World Health Organisation’s book on histological classification of tumours of the digestive system 
  • Clinical professor at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Innovative teaching modules in pathology for medical students

Awards and prizes

  • Certificate of Distinguished Service, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • Medical Students’ Society Lecturer of the Year, Wollongong University


Prof Carr's research interests include:

  • the link between genetic changes, molecular expression and clinical behaviour in neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, especially neoplasms of the appendix
  • prognostic factors in pseudomyxoma peritonei
  • classification and inter-observer variation in pathological reporting of pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendiceal neoplasms.

More information on Prof Carr's research and publications is available on the University of Southampton website.


You can contact Prof Carr via his secretary Apple Teague - email or call 023 8120 4819.