Senior Investigator Profile

First NameChristopher
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostVice Chancellor & President
DepartmentExecutive Office
Telephone0191 2086064
InstitutionNewcastle University
NHS TrustThe Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameNorth East
Primary Research FieldGastroenterology & Hepatology
Secondary Research FieldGastroenterology & Hepatology
BiographyChristopher Day is Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University. Prior to his appointment in January 2017 he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Liver Medicine in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University.  His main areas of clinical research are liver disease related to alcohol excess and to obesity – so-called 'NASH' or Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Professor Day was the first to draw attention to NASH as a cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. NASH is now recognised as the most common liver disease in the Western world. He has also contributed to understanding why only 10% of heavy drinkers develop serious alcoholic liver disease and to improving its treatment. Together with colleagues he established the Liver Research Group in Newcastle as the largest academic group of liver doctors in the UK researching basic mechanisms of liver scarring, autoimmune liver disease, liver cancer and viral hepatitis. He also sits on the Council of the Medical Research Council.

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