Mr Maxwell-Armstrong qualified from Bristol University in 1991. His basic and higher surgical training were in Nottingham. He completed a Doctorate in colorectal cancer immunotherapy and was subsequently awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
His Fellowship year was at St Mark’s hospital, London and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. In 2002 he was appointed a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals. His main clinical interests are in the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery for which he has a national reputation. He has also developed a pelvic floor service for Nottingham.
He was colorectal service lead for 7 years and ran year 3 of the Nottingham Medical degree course for 5 years. He is a member of the Council and Executive committees of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and Chairs the Multidisciplinary Clinical Committee.
He also sits on the Inflammatory Bowel disease Clinical Advisory Group and the National Bowel cancer audit Clinical Reference group.