Membership of professional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and
Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and
Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol.
Special clinical interests:
Colorectal cancer, anal cancer, laparoscopic surgery,
coloproctology, complex endometriosis surgery, colonoscopy.
Rob Longman was appointed as a colorectal consultant surgeon at
UHBFT in 2006 after completion of his surgical training in the UK,
USA and Canada. In 2009 he was appointed lead for colorectal cancer
at UHBFT. His clinical interests are in laparoscopic colorectal
cancer surgery, anal cancer surgery, and complex endometriosis
He was awarded a PhD in surgical sciences research, from the
University of Bristol in 2000, and was appointed a Hunterian
Professor, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, for his
work on mucosal protection in the large bowel. He has active
research interests in colorectal cancer and surgical education.
Since 2001, when he co-devised the UK's first Enhanced Recovery
Programme randomised controlled trials, he has continued research
interests into the delivery of enhanced surgical care.
As an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol he
was appointed, in 2011, as the Clinical Director of the Vesalius
Clinical Training Centre - an innovative, world-class facility for
delivering and developing novel training methods for surgical
operations and procedures, and a centre for translational research
in surgical care. He has key roles in delivering surgical simulated
training and human factors training locally, nationally and
internationally. From 2009 to 2014 he was the lead for skills,
courses and simulation training for the Severn's deanery's School
of Surgery. Since 2014 he has been the Training Programme Director
for general surgery for Health Education South West. He is a member
of the Joint Committee for Surgical Training's simulation working
group, a member of the ACPGBI's Training and Education
He is actively involved in surgical research having authored
over 30 peer-reviewed papers. He has been Principal Investigator
for numerous NIHR-funded clinical trials and actively supports the
Surgical Clinical Trials Units in Bristol.
He specialises in the laparoscopic treatment of colorectal
cancer surgery and anal cancer surgery at UHBFT. He undertakes
routine colonoscopy, coloproctology and haemorrhoidal surgery. He
supports the complex endometriosis BSGE nationally-accredited
centre at UHBFT.