Dr Ryan Buchanan is a senior registrar in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, in Southampton. He is an NIHR funded Academic Clinical Lecturer in Hepatology at the University of Southampton. His main clinical and academic interest is the development and delivery of effective care for deprived and marginalised populations. This interest builds on his PhD work investigating the transmission of Hepatitis C between people who inject drugs and the evaluation of services to manage Hepatitis C in this population 

Ryan is developing his research into alcohol related liver disease in people experiencing homelessness; and is working towards applying what he has previously learnt about how social networks develop and effectively target a social network facilitated pathway. His research aim is to improve care for people who are homeless at risk or living with alcohol related liver disease; and will explore existing barriers to care and how a social network-based intervention may work.