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Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson
United Kingdom

Trained in Edinburgh. Awarded MD 1989. – The Upper Oesophageal Sphincter

Appointed Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1995, after 3 years as a consultant at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Past presidencies include: British Laryngological Association; Laryngology and Rhinology section of the RSM; ORS; Edinburgh Harveian Society.

Clinical interests: voice and swallow including TNO and local anaesthetic laryngeal interventions; rhinology; persistent physical symptoms

Research interests focus on the upper aerodigestive tract including dysphagia, snoring, putative relevance of reflux disease and upper airway innate immunity.

Supervisor of 15 completed doctorates, 2 in progress. Author of 225 scientific papers.

Chief Investigator of two NIHR funded national trials- adult tonsillectomy ( and the effect of proton pump inhibitors in persistent throat symptoms. (

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