IBD Secretaries


Rebecca Bolton

Rebecca Bolton works as part time Secretary for Professor Lobo and Professor Hopper; working Mondays, and Wednesday to Friday.  She has worked within gastroenterology for the last 17 years. 


Paula Taylor

Paula Taylor works as Secretary for Professor Lobo on Mondays and Tuesdays.  She has worked in the department for thirty years.


Hannah Marples

Hannah works as Dr Hale and Dr Brooks’ Secretary


McKenzie Varns

McKenzie Varns works part time with Caroline Pears as Dr Hale and Dr Brooks’ Secretary; working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  She has worked in Gastroenterology since January 2017.


Caroline Hirst

Caroline Hirst works full time as Secretary for Professor McAlindon and Professor Sidhu.  She has worked for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for nearly eleven years in various departments, and within gastroenterology for over five years. 


Helen Mather

Helen Mather is Secretary to Dr Phillips and works full time.

She started working in Gastroenterology in May 2019 as a support secretary, becoming a secretary in January 2020. She enjoys the variety and pace of the job and has found learning about the different gastroenterological conditions to be really interesting. 


Marion O’Toole

Marion O’Toole is a part time Support Secretary for Professor Lobo, Dr Brooks and Dr Hale; working Tuesday to Friday.

She has worked in the gastroenterology department for 5 years.


Fitima Brown

Fitima Brown works as Secretary for Dr Chew. She has previously worked in various departments both with the NHS and privately ranging from Diabetes and Endocrinology, to Eating Disorders/Anorexia, Endoscopy, General/Bariatric Surgery, Children Neurodisability, Neurology, and Urology.