Working together to develop interventions for those with sinusitis and smell and taste disorders


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The Rhinology and Olfactology 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, our group is interested in researching smell and taste disorders including symptoms of anosmia, parosmia and phantosmia and parageusia.

Details of our past and current projects can be found under the Research option on the top right hand menu.

Prof Carl Philpott is taking on the Ride Across Britain

Cycling the length of the country in aid of the Alzheimer's Society

Prof Philpott is cycling the length of the country in September 2024 in support of the Alzheimer's Society because smell loss is linked to this devastating condition.

The event itself, Ride Across Britain, will take place from 7 September 2024 to 15 September 2024.

£915 has been raised so far of the £2,200 target and any support you can give would be really aprpeciated!

Donations can be made through JustGiving, which is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to Alzheimer's Society, so it's the most efficient way to give - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

If you would like to donate, please follow the link Carl Philpott Ride Across Britain .

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