Edward Giles


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PhD projects

Mucosal Immunology and Microbiome in IBD
Clinical studies in paediatric and adolescent IBD


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Personal profile


Ed Giles is a consultant paediatric gastroenterologist at Monash Children’s Hospital and lead for paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). 


He is a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research.  He is on the research committee of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and is the President of the Australian Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition as well as chair of the GESA Paediatric Network.


His research interests are in host-microbiome interactions, particularly in regard to IBD. He has projects developing novel biotherapeutics in IBD, as well as many other collaborations in laboratory research.


Ed trained at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital, as well as several hospitals in London. He was a consultant and lecturer at the Royal London Hospital and Barts Medical School until he returned to Melbourne in early 2016. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 18 May 2016

PhD, University of London

Award Date: 31 Dec 2015


Award Date: 21 Oct 2004

MBBS, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 2000


External positions

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Monash Health

8 Feb 2016 → …

Research area keywords

  • Paediatrics
  • IBDs
  • interferons
  • Immune System
  • Gastrointestinal Function

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