Richard J. E. Skipworth
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Richard Skipworth is a Consultant General and Upper GastrointestinaI Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and Honorary Reader in Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. He holds the post of NHS Research Scotland Clinician for which he leads a research group that is interested in cachexia, nutritional status, and body composition in cancer patients. Much of his research involves translational and clinical studies in patients with upper GI cancer, with emphases on tissue collection and patient phenotyping. He was awarded the Syme Medal from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012, and the Cuthbertson Award from The Nutrition Society 2020.