Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. After graduation in 1996, he specialised in general surgery and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow. He completed his specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery in Wessex. He learned complex pelvic and rectal cancer surgery while working with Professor Heald at Basingstoke. His specialist colorectal training included the UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester, where he received training from Prof Roger Motson in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery. Later on he was awarded a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester (US). He has vast experience of laparoscopic surgery and his main practice is application of laparoscopic and robotic surgery for treating colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He, in collaboration with Prof Amjad Parvaiz, has published and presented widely on this subject. At Portsmouth he is actively involved in medical education and clinical training. He trains on a variety of courses both nationally and internationally including basic surgical skills, laparoscopic skills, ATLS, TEMS, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and coloproctology courses. He has been a national trainer for consultants’ training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LapCo)—a programme run by the Department of Health for promotion of training in key-hole bowel cancer surgery.