Dr Alan Desmond
Place of work / study:
Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Area of Research:
Tell us a little about yourself:
As a doctor specialising in gut health problems, I have made evidence-based dietary advice an essential part of my clinical practice. The results I have seen in my gastroenterology clinic have led me to become dedicated a dedicated advocate for the gut health benefits, and overall health benefits, of a whole-food plant-based approach to nutrition.
I have presented at numerous international conferences alongside renowned plant-based advocates such as Dr Michael Greger, Dr Michael Klaper, Dietician Brenda Davis, Dr Kim Williams, and Dr Neal Barnard. I am an Ambassador for Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a not-for-profit group which educates the public, health professionals, and policy makers on the incredible health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, I completed my specialist training in Ireland and Oxford. I have a specialist interest in the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of digestive diseases. A member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, I have published several influential research papers in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Originally from County Cork in Ireland, I now live with my family in Devon, UK and work as a full-time NHS Consultant.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I wrote a booked called ‘The Plant-Based Diet Revolution‘