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Laureate Professor Nick Talley

Laureate Professor Nick Talley
HMRI Award for Research Excellence
2020 HMRI Award for Research Excellence

Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley is a world-leading neurogastroenterologist based in Newcastle at HMRI and the University of Newcastle.
View Nick's research outputs on his University of Newcastle profile >



A gastroenterologist with a special interest in neurogastroenterology, inflammation and infection, Laureate Professor Talley is considered an international authority in the field.

His research covers the local and systemic effects of low grade inflammation in the gut, the role of the gut micro-organisms and the gut-brain axis.

Laureate Professor Talley is a member of the Rome Foundation Board for 17 years (the authority in the classification of all the functional GI disorders), former editor of major journals in the field (Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, American Journal of Gastroenterology) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Medial Journal of Australia, and has been PI on an extensive portfolio of research.


What are your research interests?

  • Dyspepsia and functional dyspepsia
  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastro-oesophagal reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus


Specialised/Technical Skills 

  • Clinical research
  • Epidemiology (clinical)
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Clinical trails
  • Questionnaire design and validation
  • Biomarkers



  • Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
  • Chair, Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC)
  • Director, Priority Research Centre, Digestive Health and Neurogastroenterology
  • Hon Treasurer, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Senior Staff Specialist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia
  • Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology, Joint Supplemental Consultant Gastroenterology and Health
  • Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, NC, USA
  • Foreign Guest Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Past President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians 


Why did you get into research?
An endless fascination with the unexplained, and to address common clinical problems that need better management.
What would be the ultimate goal for your research?
Our goal is to find the causes of chronic unexplained gut diseases from dypepsia to irritable bowel syndrome, unlock new targets for therapies and ultimately cure disease.



HMRI Award for Research Excellence
HMRI Award for Research Excellence

Laureate Professor Nick Talley