Laureate Professor Nick Talley

Laureate Professor Nick Talley
Travel Grant
2016 Travel Grant
Travel Grant
2015 Travel Grant
Project Grant
2014 Project Grant
Project Grant
2011 Project Grant

What are your research interests?

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

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.


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.

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 


Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Travel Grant

Zachery McPherson, Associate Professor Mark McEvoy, Laureate Professor Nick Talley


Glaucoma is a blinding neurodegenerative illness that is responsible for a significant proportion of the worlds blindness. World wide its prevalence is growing, as the population ages, and the number of people with glaucoma is expected to reach 80 million world wide by the end of the decade.



Zachary McPherson - Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Travel Grant

Mr Zachary McPherson, Dr Mark McEvoy, Professor Nick Talley


Due to Visa Restrictions and to meet the requirements of the confirmation year for the PhD program at the University of Newcastle, this travel will be broken into two segments from 4 March 2015 to 21 June 2015 and Early July 2015 to Mid November 2015. This attachment at NTU is under the supervision and tutelage of Professor Sven Pettersson.



Modulation of emotion by gut signals to the brain
Project Grant


Novel molecular markers in children with eosinophilic oesophagitis association with symptoms, oesophageal function and treatment response and role in disease pathogenesis
Project Grant