George Ramsay

George Ramsay
George Ramsay
George Ramsay


Senior Clinical Lecturer

Email Address
Office Address

Health Services Research Unit

University of Aberdeen

Health Sciences Building



AB25 2ZD

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


George Ramsay is a Senior Lecturer in the Health Services Research Unit, having joined the unit in 2021. He is also a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Before moving to HSRU, he was a SCREDS clinical lecturer in the Rowett Institute of the University of Aberdeen. His clinical training started in the University of Edinburgh where he undertook his undergraduate training, followed by his surgical training in the North and North East of Scotland. During his training, he took time out to undertake a PhD in Mucosal Immunology studying the lymphocytes in the small and large intestine that are key to maintaining health of these organs.

His current research interests are in describing and characterising Emergency General Surgery, assessing outcomes in colorectal cancer management and medical education.



  • BSc Medical Microbiology 
    2004 - University of Edinburgh 
  • MBChB Medicine 
    2007 - University of Edinburgh 
  • PhD Mucosal Immunology 
    2015 - University of Dundee 
    Environmental signals that control T lymphocytes in the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • FRCS General Surgery 
    2019 - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
  • MFSTEd Surgical Education 
    2015 - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 

External Memberships

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Association of Coloproctologisty of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Latest Publications

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Research Areas

Biomedical Sciences

Nutrition and Health

Research Specialisms

  • Clinical Medicine

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


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  • A Comparison of Tumour Characteristics and Oncological Outcomes in Patients with Screen-Detected and Symptomatic Colorectal Polyp Cancers

    Colleran, R., Ramsay, G., Mackay, C., Parnaby, C. N., Murray, G. I.
    American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting 2017
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Locally advanced Caecal cancer. An opportunity for neoadjuvant chemotherapy?

    Saxena, P., Barrow, P., Ramsay, G., Samuel, L., Parnaby, C.
    American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting 2017
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Teaching Quality Assurance methodology to undergraduate medical students: Unmasking another layer of the hidden curriculum

    Ramsay, G., Kumar, M.
    NHS Scotland Event 2017
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • The prognostic role of Lymph Node Ratio (LNR) and other indicators in patients undergoing potentially curative rectal cancer resection

    MacLeod, C., Mackay, C., Ramsay, G., Murray, G. I., Parnaby, C.
    American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific and Tripartite Meeting 2017
    Contributions to Conferences: Posters
  • Analysing the impact of introducing the WHO Checklist on in-hospital mortality in Scotland

    Ramsay, G., Haynes, A., Lipsitz, S., Leitch, J., Kumar, M.
    Contributions to Conferences: Other Contributions
  • The effect of trainee research collaboratives in the UK

    Nepogodiev, D., Chapman, S. J., Kolias, A. G., Fitzgerald, J. E., Lee, M., Blencowe, N. S., National Surgical Research Collaborative, Chari, A., Jamjoom, A., Kasivisvanathan, V., D'Auria, M., Nana, G. R., Sian, T., Sharma, N., Bhangu, A., Haddow, J., Symons, N. R., Kaptanis, S., Coe, P., Heywood, N. A., Harji, D., Shaban, F., van Boxel, G., Isherwood, J., Murphy, G., Young, K., Ramsay, G., Ventham, N. T., Ward, A., Drake, T. M., Glasbey, J., Khatri, C., Shalhoub, J., Harries, R. L., Stimpson, A., Bartlett, D., Griffiths, E., Marriott, P. J., Pinkney, T. D., Singh, P., Vohra, R. S., Wilkin, R.
    The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 247-248
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Students' participation in collaborative research should be recognised

    Borakati, A., McLean, K., Drake, T. M., Harrison, E. M., Kamarajah, S. K., Khatri, C., Nepogodiev, D., Abbas, M., Abdalkoddus, M., Abdel-Fattah, A., Abdelgalil, R., Abdikadir, H., Adams, R., Adams, S., Adelaja, I., Adeogun, A., Adjei, H., Adlan, A., Adwan, H., Aeyad, S., Aftab, R., Afzul, A., Agarwal, V., Aglan, H., Agrawal, M., Agrawal, R., Ahmed, F., Akhtar, S., Akpenyi, O., Al-Attar, M., Al-Ausi, M., Anderson, R., Brown, R., Cole, S., Davies, G., Gallagher, M., Giovinazzo, F., Kelly, D., Lim, J., McDowell, M., McFarlane, G., Rahman, S., Ramsay, G., Shaikh, S., Simpson, W., Smith, J., Venturini, S., Walker, L., Watson, A., Wilson, A., STARSurg Collaborative
    International Journal of Surgery , vol. 39, pp. 234-237
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Prognostic value of lymph node ratio and extramural vascular invasion on survival for patients undergoing curative colon cancer resection

    Parnaby, C. N., Scott, N. W., Ramsay, G., MacKay, C., Samuel, L., Murray, G. I., Loudon, M. A.
    British Journal of Cancer, vol. 113, no. 2, pp. 212-219
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocyte activation promotes innate antiviral resistance

    Swamy, M., Abeler-Dörner, L., Chettle, J., Mahlakõiv, T., Goubau, D., Chakravarty, P., Ramsay, G., Reis e Sousa, C., Staeheli, P., Blacklaws, B. A., Heeney, J. L., Hayday, A. C.
    Nature Communications, vol. 6, 7090
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Environmental and metabolic sensors that control T cell biology

    Ramsay, G., Cantrell, D.
    Frontiers in Immunology, vol. 6, 99
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
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