Professor Geoff Farrell, ACT Health Professor of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Head, Liver Research Unit, The Canberra Hospital.
Our liver disease research is recognised internationally as highly original clinical and laboratory based. We are currently conducting clinical studies of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in type two diabetes and antiviral treatment in hepatitis C. Other current areas of interest include therapies for ischemia-reperfusion liver and the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and liver cancer.
Our gastroenterology research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and crohn’s disease. We are particularly interested in the interplay between gut microbes and the host immune system.