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Anton Emmanuel

Lead for WRES
Welsh Government

Anton Emmanuel BSc, MD, FRCP

University College London and University College Hospital


Anton Emmanuel obtained his medical degree from London University. He is A Professor of Neuro-Gastroenterology at University College London and Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square). His current clinical work encompasses being director of the GI Physiology Unit at University College Hospital as well as providing specialist gastroenterology service for patients with neurological illness. He supervises 4 postgraduate fellows undertaking clinical research.

He was appointed as editor in chief of Clinical Medicine and Commentary (the journals of the Royal College of Physicians), having served a similar role for eight years at Frontline Gastroenterology.

He was appointed Head of the Workforce Race Equality Standard team in NHSE December 2020. In that role the focus moved to embedding local accountability with organisations for their own data. A key component was to develop WRES metrics which reflect on the individual experience of staff in trusts and systems in order to implement evidence-based actions.

In May 2023 he started as Lead for the WRES in Wales, working with the Wels Government.

On a personal basis: father of four, immigrant of African-Asian origin, Londoner, multiple amateur (guitarist, homebrewer, record collector).

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