Dr Richard Aspinall is Consultant Hepatologist at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and the NIHR Wessex Research Network Lead for Hepatology. He qualified in 1992 and undertook postgraduate training in Liverpool, Sheffield, Cambridge and London. He undertook a PhD in Immunology at Imperial College, London before being appointed Associate Hepatologist at the Scripps Liver Center in San Diego, California in 2004. He was subsequently Consultant Hepatologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff before moving to his current post in Portsmouth in 2010 with the remit of developing services for people with liver disorders. Dr Aspinall’s clinical and research interests include chronic liver disease and complications of cirrhosis.