James Kinross

James Kinross


James Kinross is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College London. His clinical interest is in robotic surgery for colorectal cancer, and he holds a PhD on the gut microbiome and systems metabolism in surgery. He is a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. James’s first scientific love is the gut microbiome, and he studies how the microbiome causes chronic diseases such as cancer. He is also currently funded by CRUK, DASA, Horizon 2020 and the EPSRC to perform translational research into a diverse set of research themes such as surgical artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and robotics.

James’s has published extensively and regularly presents his work internationally. He has worked in broadcasting (BBC 1: The truth about takeaways, and Trust me I am a doctor) and writes for media outlets on many different clinical topics in healthcare.

His first book Dark Matter: The new science of the microbiome was published in 2023.