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Contributors to gastroparesisclinic.org

Funding organisation

  • Associate Professor Geoff Hebbard, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Director of Gastroenterology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • The Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.

Chief investigator

  • Dr Simon Knowles, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.


  • Professor David Castle, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Professor Nicholas J. Talley, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Newcastle, Australia.
  • Professor Sanjay Nandurkar, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Director of Gastroenterology, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Associate Professor David Austin, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

PhD researcher

  • Ms Sally Woodhouse, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.

A thank you to other contributors

  • Ms Sarina Cook, Psychology Student, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mr Eric (Seung-Chul). O, Multimedia Developer, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mr David Shields, Business Improvement Manager, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.

A special thank you to the several individuals and organisations that have kindly provided material for this website

  • Professor Philip Boyce, Dr Jemma Gilchrist, and Dr Donna Rose, Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Professor Nicholas J. Talley, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

This website and its contents have been based upon the work of many experts and sources, including:

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  • Boyce, P., & the North Area Health Service Division of Mental Health, Sydney, Australia (1997). The original IBS treatment manual.
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If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBDclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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