21 December 2020 | 2 min read
Welcome to the team: Alexander Seager

Mr Alexander Seager (Colorectal Surgical Trainee) has joined South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust as a clinical research fellow to help deliver the COLO-DETECT study.

COLO-DETECT is a clinical trial assessing the role of artificial intelligence in detecting polyps at colonoscopy.

Mr Seager has taken time out from his clinical training in the East of England to join the COLO-SPEED network and will undertake a PhD with Newcastle University.

He explains why he has come to work with the COLO-SPEED network:

“I first heard about the work of Professor Rees and the COLO-SPEED network at a surgical trainees’ conference from one of the previous team members, Lena Ngu. The team’s extensive track record of high quality research studies, their reputation for being extremely supportive and inclusive, and the large number of research fellows who have successfully completed a higher degree whilst with the team, all mean that I am delighted to take up this role, and I look forward to delivering an excellent research study together.”

Professor Rees and the team are thrilled to have Mr Seager on board for the COLO-DETECT study.

“COLO-DETECT is a really exciting study looking at how we can use Artificial Intelligence to improve detection rates at Colonoscopy," says Professor Rees. "We are delighted that Alexander has moved up from Cambridge to work on this important study. He is a strong addition to the team.”

Welcome to the team Alexander!

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