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Mr Malcolm West

Assoc Professor in Colorectal Surgery

Research interests

  • Prehabilitation
  • Perioperative risk assessment
  • Complex cancer surgery

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Malcolm

Profile photo 
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Job title 
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Research interests (for researchers only) 
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In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
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Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
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Malcolm West is an Associate Professor in Colorectal Surgery and Prehabilitation Medicine at the University of Southampton, with an honorary appointment as a consultant colorectal and complex cancer surgeon at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

He is a senior investigator for the Fit-4-Surgery Consortium and the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, where he lead a research programme aimed at improving perioperative and long-term tumour outcomes in patients undergoing major surgery using tailored multimodal prehabilitation interventions. He runs various clinical trials and is an NIHR GlobalSurg core member with an interest in global surgery and cancer outcomes in low to middle-income countries.



MD, University of Malta, 2005

MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2009

FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2019

FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2019

FEBS Colorectal, European Board of Surgery, 2023


Current Appointments held

Associate Professor, University of Southampton

Honorary Consultant Colorectal and Complex Cancer Surgeon, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

CRN Wessex, Surgical Specialty Lead 

Co-chair and regional advisor, NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme (RfPB)

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.