Working towards broadening our understanding of ENT diseases


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.

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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

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Recruitment Opportunity

Seeking to recruit an NIHR Clinical Lecturer

We are seeking to appoint a clinical lecturer (Specialty Registrar level) in otorhinolaryngology to work under the supervision of Professor Philpott within the Rhinology & ENT Research Group at UEA. The post is open to any trainee seeking an academic career pathway with a particular emphasis on Rhinology; however, applicants with an interest in Otology will also be welcome to apply in keeping with existing research activity at UEA. The appointee will be encouraged to develop their own research portfolio, and initially they can support existing projects currently undertaken in the areas of chronic rhinosinusitis (NIHR MACRO Programme, Endotypes study), olfactory disorders (NIHR APOLLO trial) and the Genetics of Cholesteatoma. The post holder will become the senior academic trainee in the group that includes 3 academic foundation programme trainees, an academic clinical fellow and a PhD student.

The post holder will need to have skills, experience, and research interests in otorhinolaryngology research with a track record of publications which will provide the suitable grounding for the post.

The successful candidate should have or be working towards an MD/PhD and hold (or be eligible for) an NTN. If the successful candidate holds an NTN then upon appointment the NTN will be converted to an academic NTN with the Health Education East of England. If the candidate does not have an NTN upon appointment will be offered an academic NTN.

Details are available on the UEA recruitment website.