Gurch is Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director of the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. He has an extensive research track-record related to social, cultural and religious issues in organ donation and transplantation. He is Co-Chair of the European Working Party on Organ Donation & Public Issues. He was a Member of the UK\'s NICE Guidelines Development Group on Organ Donation and a Member of the UK Department of Health’s Organ Donation Taskforce. Currently he is a Member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee; and a Non-Executive Director of the Human Tissue Authority.