Rebecca Fish

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Rebecca Fish

Job title

Consultant colorectal and peritoneal surgeon

Email Address

Phone number

0161 918 2391




Colorectal, Peritoneal, Surgery

Started at The Christie (Year)



Ms Fish is a core member of the advanced pelvic malignancy and peritoneal tumour service multidisciplinary teams at The Christie. She specialises in the management of colorectal cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei, performing surgery for these conditions by both open and laparoscopic approaches, including cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).

Honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester, Junior Editorial Board member for Colorectal Disease Journal, Royal College of Surgeons of England Emerging Leaders Fellow,                  

Professional biography

Ms Fish qualified from the University of Manchester in 2003. She completed basic and higher surgical training in the North West of England, followed by a 6- month Royal College of Surgeons senior clinical fellowship in advanced and laparoscopic colorectal surgery at St James Hospital in Leeds.

Ms Fish was appointed as a colorectal and peritoneal surgeon at The Christie, Manchester in 2020 and is an honorary clinical lecturer at The University of Manchester.

Research Interest

Ms Fish has research expertise in consensus methodology, outcomes measurement and patient reported outcomes, anal cancer and peritoneal tumours.

In 2019 she completed a PhD developing a core outcome set for clinical trials in anal cancer (CORMAC), for which she was awarded the ACPGBI BJS Prize in 2018 and the University of Manchester FBMH PhD student of the year in 2019. In 2016 She was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Normal Tanner Medal for her work on the impact of UK specialist-services commissioning on referral and treatment pathways in pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Ms Fish’s current clinical research interests include outcomes and quality of life in anal cancer, prehabilitation for colorectal surgery, and core outcome set development methodology and utilisation. Her research work includes collaboration with the COMET initiative, Leeds University Hospitals and with patient researchers.

Educational Interests

Ms Fish is an OSCE examiner for the University of Manchester Medical School and a PhD supervisor for the University of Manchester