Centre for Inflammation Research

Professor Peter Hayes

Combination of clinical hepatology research especially portal hypertension and laboratory hepatocyte cell culture work concentrating on fat loading stress.

Professor Peter C. Hayes

Professor of Hepatology

  • Centre for Inflammation Research

Contact details

Group Members

  • Professor John Plevris (Heplab lead)
  • Professor Jonathan Fallowfield (independent PI)
  • Katie Morgan (laboratory administrator)
  • 2 PhD students and a clinical research fellow


Clinical trials in portal hypertension over many years. Heplab work concentrating on bioartificial liver and HepRG cells.

Research Overview

PI for carvedilol vs endoscopic band ligation (Calibre) (NIHR funded) and for early TIPSS multicentre study (funding via NIHR- to be confirmed). Heplab working on preconditioning with LPON and the metabolic consequences. More recently working on breathomics.

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Biographical Profile

Professor of Hepatology in University of Edinburgh since 1998. Past president of BASL and current President of SSG.

Sources of Funding



Public Engagement Activities

Liver benefits of coffee - Food unwrapped

Other Responsibilities

  • SAMO
  • Teaching
  • Honorary Consultant physician
  • Co-director of Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility