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Professor Carl Philpott

Professor of Rhinology & Olfactology

Carl Philpott is Professor of Rhinology & Olfactology in the Norwich Medical School at UEA. He is also an ENT honorary surgeon at the James Paget and Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals. He specialises in smell and taste disorders. He is the chief investigator for a long-term patient trial to treat chronic sinusitis and compare sinus surgery with medical treatment (the MACRO trial). He is also investigating new treatments for loss of smell (which affects 20% of the world’s population and has been shown to shorten lifespan) – with demand in this increasing as it becomes a condition associated with the COVID-19 virus.


Carl has also worked at the St Paul’s Sinus Centre in Vancouver and the Dresden University Smell and Taste Clinic. He campaigns to increase the importance of treating smell loss as a global health priority. He is a trustee of the Fifth Sense charity. He is Chair of the British Rhinological Society Research Group, Associate Editor for Clinical Otolaryngology and an Editorial Board member for Rhinology Journal.

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