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The Centre of Research Excellence in Digestive Health Main Aim

The main aim of the CRE in Digestive Health is to create and implement an evidence-based approach for the management of patients with a range of digestive diseases.

To achieve this, we aim to develop a multi-professional research and clinical implementation platform and will apply a multi-disciplinary approach to answer four main research questions:

Research Workforce Training

Research and training will be undertaken at world-class universities, research institutions and hospitals:

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Newcastle

Translational Research Institute (TRI), Brisbane

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI), Brisbane


University of Newcastle

University of Queensland

Macquarie University

Monash University

University of New South Wales

University of Adelaide


Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle

The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Building Collaboration

The Centre of Research Excellence in Digestive Health investigators have a long track record of collaborative research, integrating and translating research findings.
Our Centre will also actively facilitate collaboration within Australia and internationally, through a number of programs:

  • This website, and distributed e-newsletters to promote communication
  • Pilot research funding to support digestive health research activities
  • Active mentoring between Centre investigators and new trainees
  • Participation in site visits, national and international research meetings
  • International training opportunities (Mayo Clinic, Karolinska Institute and Leuven University)
  • Hosting international and national experts
  • Recording webinars on key topics in digestive health research
  • Hosting Centre of Research Excellence in Digestive Health research days