Prof. Gurch is a Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director of the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire. His research is focused on the development of patient-centred care pathways in diabetes, kidney disease, transplantation, and end-of-life care amongst diverse communities. He was recently commissioned by NHS Blood & Transplant to develop the Faith Engagement & Organ Donation Action Plan which was published in December 2013 in partnership with Faith Leaders. He holds a number of policy and practice positions, such as, Co-Chair of the European Working Party on Public Issues in Organ Donation and Transplantation, Chairman, Transplant 2020 Stakeholder Group, Member of UK Donation Ethics Committee, Authority Member of the Human Tissue Authority, Chairman, Human Tissue Authority Stakeholders Group and National Member, National Black and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance.