Professor Nicholas J. Talley, AC, MD (NSW), PhD (Syd.), FRACP, FAFPHM, FAHMS is a distinguished physician scientist and gastroenterologist, with a special interest in functional and inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. He is currently the Editor in Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia, Distinguished Laureate Professor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle and a senior staff specialist at the John Hunter Hospital. Nick has an outstanding highly cited academic track-record with over 1000 publications. He is CIA on a NHMRC CRE in Digestive Health and is a chief investigator on several other successfully completed NHMRC and NIH grants, and has attracted funding worth more than AUD$15 million dollars in the 5 years.