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Dr Ryan M Buchanan BMBs(hons), MRCP(Gast), PhD

Academic Clincal Lecturer in Hepatology

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Dr Ryan Buchanan is an NIHR funded Academic Clinical Lecturer in Hepatology at the University of Southampton.

Ryan is passionate about understanding the social epidemiology of liver disease and using this to develop interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality.

Ryan was appointed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Hepatology at the University of Southampton in 2018. Ryan has continued his research into the social epidemiology of liver disease and complex interventions to reduce liver related morbidity in the community. This works has included: developing a community pharmacy based care pathway for Hepatitis C and alcohol related liver disease and designing and testing a new pathway for people who are homeless. Ryan has also led meta-analyses quantifying the risks of multi-morbidity in liver disease and is lead for the Southampton Hepatitis C elimination taskforce.

Ryan is supported by grants from Gilead LTD, the Wessex NIHR Applied Research Collaboration and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

BmedSci 2:1, University of Nottingham, 2005
MB.BS with honours, University of Nottingham, 2008
MRCP, Royal College of Physicians, 2012
MRCP Gastroenterology, Royal College of Physicians, 2014
PhD, University of Southampton, 2018

Appointments held
University of Southampton - Academic clinical lecturer in Hepatology, March 2018 – Ongoing
Royal Free Hospital, London - Liver transplant fellowship, Aug 2019 – Dec 2019
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth - Gastroenterology Registrar ST5, Sept 2017 – March 2018
University of Southampton, PhD student, Sept 2014 – Sept 2017
University Hospital Southampton, Gastroenterology Registrar ST4, Sept 2013 – Sept 2014
St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight - Gastroenterology Registrar ST3, Aug 2012 – Sept 2013
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth - Core Medical Trainee doctor, Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Nottingham University Hospital Trust, Nottingham - Foundation Year Doctor, Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Research interests

  • Hepatitis C
  • Alcohol-related liver disease
  • Health services research
  • Inclusion Health
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Network analysis
  • Network based Models


PhD supervision

Dr. Alex Smith – The COMPAC Study
A community pharmacy-based intervention to identify people with undiagnosed alcohol related liver cirrhosis

Dr. Charlotte Cook – The BUILD study
Understanding liver health in Body Builders


Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Affiliate research groups

Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Population Health Sciences Research group

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  • Year 3 Clinical medicine (MEC) module lead
  • Year 2 Gastrointestinal module deputy lead
  • Year 1 Tutor
Dr Ryan M Buchanan
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

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