Professor Nick Talley was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (and Dean) of the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2010. He was formerly Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida where he held the rank of Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology. He currently holds adjunct appointments as Professor at Mayo Clinic, the University of North Carolina and the Karolinska Institute. He is the current President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Previously, Professor Talley was Foundation Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital.
Professor Talley is a neurogastroenterologist. With a current H-index of 111 (Scopus), he is listed among the worlds 400 most influential living biomedical researchers. His research is primarily focused on functional, neuromuscular and inflammatory disorders, including eosinophilic gut disorders, functional dyspepsia, Helicobacter pylori and reflux disease.
Professor Talley is currently co-editor-in-chief of the major international journal Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Previously, he was co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He was a founding Director of the Rome Foundation and a past President of the Functional Brain-Gut Research Group (FBGRG). He has been a member of Medical Deans and holds a clinical appointment as Senior Staff Specialist at the John Hunter Hospital.
Awards received include the mentorship award from the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in 2006 and the Distinguished Educator Award from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in 2014, the Baker Presidential Lecture Award of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Masters of Clinical Research Award of the AGA in 2000, Research Scientist Award of the FBGRG in 2004, the Distinguished Research Award from the Gastroenterological Society of Australia in 2006, and the Rome Foundation Lifetime Award in 2011. He has entries in Who’s Who (Australia, USA) and Wikepedia.