Professor Dr Ida Normiha Binti Hilmi began her career with the Gartnavel and Western Infirmary in Scotland, and has also served with the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Southend Hospital and Homerton Hospital. Her area of expertise is gastroenterology. She is a member of Asia Pacific Working Group on the Diagnosis and Management of Ulcerative Colitis, Asia Pacific Working Group on Colorectal Cancer, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Academy of Medicine, Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Royal College of Physicians. Recent publications include contributions to J Dig Dis, Gut Pathogens, and Helicobacter. She is an active researcher and has won numerous awards including the Best Oral Presentation for East Anglia GUT meeting, East Anglia Deanery, in 2001; the Hunter's Prize in Biochemistry, University of Glasgow, in 1996; the Margaret Isabel Ure Prize in Medicine and Surgery , University of Glasgow, in 1997, and noted for her poster presentation of NOD2/CARD15 mutations in Malaysian patients with Crohn's Disease at the Falk Symposium Scientific Committee, in 2006. She is also a regular on the speaker circuit.