Working towards broadening our understanding of ENT diseases


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The Rhinology and ENT Research Group at Norwich Medical School is a diverse group of clinicians, statisticians and allied health professionals at various stages of training, working in variety of settings with a joint aim of furthering understanding of ENT disease. Beyond the University of East Anglia, we collaborate with research teams both across the UK and internationally. 

Under the direction of lead Prof Carl Philpott, the group undertakes research in all areas of ENT but has a particular interest in rhinological disorders. Details of our past and current projects can be found under the Research option on the top right hand menu.

Call for study participants

Could you volunteer to take part in our research?

We are looking for participants to take part in a 6-month digital smell training feasibility study, starting October 2023. Participants will be asked to use our innovative digital smell training prototype in their homes.

Join us on this exciting journey and let's start training those noses! More information on the project can be found here:

Participant requirements:

  • Participants must be based in Norwich
  • People aged between 45 and 55 with smell disorders.
  • People aged between 65 and 75 with no / minor smell loss.
  • Should have normal-corrected vision (i.e., able to read text from a mobile device, with or without glasses).
  • Should not be heavy smokers (i.e., more than 2 pack of cigarettes a day).
  • Should not have allergies or hypersensitive reactions to essential oils.

If you would like to participate, please email us at or fill this form: and we will be in touch with you!

East Anglian Sinus, Orbit and Skull Base Surgery Course 2023

14th December 2023 to 15th December 2023

Featuring a high faculty to delegate ratio this 2-day course will comprise of surgical videos and live demonstrations in the lab by faculty, lectures and panel discussions on controversies and emerging therapies in the management of sinonasal disease and skull base lesions including CSF leaks and tumours. The course will include a dedicated session on the orbit including DCR, orbital decompression and orbital complications of ESS with expert ophthalmologists on the faculty. The emphasis will be on current strategies regarding optimum medical and surgical management of sinonasal disease. The course is aimed at senior SpRs, Consultants and other specialist wishing to improve their skills and knowledge in this area.

For more information, or to book a place, please visit our page on the UEA Store.

The Smell and Taste Clinic

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The Smell & Taste Clinic at the James Paget University Hospital was established in October 2010 as the first of its kind in the UK. It has now seen over 1000 patients from around the UK. It provides a unique opportunity to research issues related to olfactory disorders and to recruit patients to current studies. Patients seeking referral to the Smell & Taste Clinic should contact their GP.

Our Partner Organisations and Relevant Societies

Logo of the Fifth Sense charity organisationERS logoBRS logoLogo for The British Otorhinolaryngology & Allied Sciences Research SocietyUk Semiochemistry NetworkENT UK logoCentre for the Study of the Senses logoJames Lind Alliance logoCOWoG logoNIHA logo