Dr Nick Read
Dr Nick Read is a gastroenterologist and psychoanalytical psychotherapist, who works to help people manage illnesses that have no obvious medical explanation. He is currently chair and medical adviser to The IBS Network, an independent charity that supports, informs and advises people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and facilitates the concept of self care of IBS in the community. This year he completed The IBS Self Care Plan, a comprehensive self help resource available on the website. He has occupied chairs in Gastrointestinal Physiology, Human Nutrition and Integrated Medicine at Sheffield University, where he co-authored 10 books and over 500 original papers. He has also published a popular monograph, ‘Sick and Tired, healing the diseases doctors cannot cure’ (Wiedenfeld and Nicholson 2005, Phoenix 2006).