Dr Adam Farmer was educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. He undertook his medical training at University College London, qualifying with the degrees of MB BS BSc (Hons) in 2001. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2004. Subsequently, he undertook his specialist training in gastroenterology and general medicine in the West Midlands before moving to the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine, where he undertook a body of research funded by the Medical Research Council.
During this time, he was awarded the degree of PhD at the University of London entitled “Human Psychophysiological Responses to Pain – The Development of Human Pain Endophenotypes”. This work was awarded a prestigious prize by the American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society. He currently works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the University Hospitals of North Midlands. He has authored over 60 published articles, written 11 book chapters and has given lectures both nationally and internationally. With Professor Aziz, he was the first to comprehensively described the association between EDS and gastrointestinal symptoms.