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Professor Nicholas Talley Board Chair

Distinguished Laureate Professor Nicholas J. Talley AC is a gastroenterologist and public health physician, researcher and educator.

Nick is a Past President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians where he became very active in advocating about the serious health impacts of climate change, and promoting adaptation and mitigation by the health system and the community. Nick continued this work when Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia from 2015 to 2023.

Nick is currently the Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digestive Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia and an NHMRC Leadership 3 Fellow. He currently serves on the NHMRC Council. He is a Senior Staff Specialist at the John Hunter Hospital and Distinguished Laureate Professor at the University of Newcastle.

Nick is a highly cited researcher and has a major research interest in low-grade gastrointestinal inflammation, small intestinal immune activation and the microbiome in unexplained GI diseases and disorders of gut-brain interactions.

He is the co-author of Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination and Examination Medicine.