Mr John Camilleri-Brennan MD (Melit), MD (Dundee), FRCSGlas, FRCSGenSurg, MFSTEd is a consultant in general and colorectal surgery with NHS Forth Valley, practising at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. He is currently the lead clinician for colorectal cancer. He is also an honorary clinical associate professor with the University of Glasgow. A graduate of the University of Malta, Mr Camilleri-Brennan received his postgraduate surgical training primarily in Dundee and Aberdeen. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow that enabled him to pursue further studies in colorectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. His research on rectal cancer led to a doctorate from the University of Dundee. Mr Camilleri-Brennan has published articles in major surgical journals, co-authored chapters in postgraduate surgical textbooks, and has presented prize-winning papers at many national and international meetings. He is associate director of surgical examinations at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He is a recognised postgraduate surgical trainer and is an elected member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of the prestigious William Cullen Prize from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for his work on faecal incontinence.