About us Who we are Our grants committee Dale Vimalachandran Dale Vimalachandran is a consultant colorectal surgeon at the Countess of Chester. He is the Northwest Coast SRG lead for surgery and also sits on the NCRI colorectal surgery subgroup and ACPGBI research and audit committees. He has interests in all aspects of colorectal research and currently runs a translational research programme in locally advanced rectal cancer at the University of Liverpool. He is the local PI in Chester for a number of surgical and oncology studies and is the Chief Investigator of two portfolio studies along with running an international audit. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for Colorectal Disease and also helps write the ACPGBI of the month. Dale also chairs the DMC and TSC for a number of NIHR surgical studies and is a very keen advocate of trainee led clinical research and has helped establish the regional INSPIRE trainee research programme in the Northwest.