We're able to provide access to state of the art treatments through our dedicated clinical research facility. Dr Nash and Dr Wright are local principle investigators for a number of randomised controlled trials for new agents in HCV. Prof Khakoo supervises a team of academic fellows undertaking basic science research into the immunological responses to hepatitis C infection.
Southampton has an international reputation in liver research in particular in relation to alcohol and drinking behaviour. Prof Julia Sinclair is one of the leading UK experts in alcohol related problems and has a highly active research programme.
We have enrolled patients into observational and interventional studies on liver cancer and Prof Khakoo has expanded his basic science immunology research into the field of hepatocelluar carcinoma.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
We work closely with Professor Byrne and have participated in MRC and Welcome trust funded clinical trials for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.