Professor David Jayne – Clinical Director

David Jayne is Clinical Director for the Surgical MedTech Co-operative. He is Professor of Surgery at the University of Leeds and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a NIHR Research Professor and brings expertise in the identification of unmet needs related to colorectal disease, the development of surgical technologies through interdisciplinary working, and clinical translation through early and late phase clinical trials.

His clinical interests include minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery. His research interests include the development, application, and evaluation of new technologies for surgical application. In 2012 he was awarded an NIHR Research Professorship to promote the translation of novel technologies into clinical practice for patient benefit. He is CI on several NIHR portfolio clinical trials:

  • NIHR HTA FIAT (anal fistula plug v surgeon’s preference)
  • NIHR EME ROLARR (robotic v laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer)
  • NIHR EME GliSten (next generation fluorescent lymph node mapping in colon cancer)
  • NHIR HTA Fenix (magnetic anal sphincter for faecal incontinence)