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. 

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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Research Output

Histology at diagnostic gastroscopy predicts outcome after intestinal resection in pediatric Crohn's disease

Tan, Z. V., Kosana, K., Savarino, J., Croft, N., Naik, S., Kaplan, J. & Giles, E., 30 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Microbiome in health and disease

Giles, E. M. & Couper, J., 15 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

A class of γδ T cell receptors recognize the underside of the antigen-presenting molecule MR1

Le Nours, J., Gherardin, N. A., Ramarathinam, S. H., Awad, W., Wiede, F., Gully, B. S., Khandokar, Y., Praveena, T., Wubben, J. M., Sandow, J. J., Webb, A. I., von Borstel, A., Rice, M. T., Redmond, S. J., Seneviratna, R., Sandoval-Romero, M. L., Li, S., Souter, M. N. T., Eckle, S. B. G., Corbett, A. J. & 15 others, Reid, H. H., Liu, L., Fairlie, D. P., Giles, E. M., Westall, G. P., Tothill, R. W., Davey, M. S., Berry, R., Tiganis, T., McCluskey, J., Pellicci, D. G., Purcell, A. W., Uldrich, A. P., Godfrey, D. I. & Rossjohn, J., 20 Dec 2019, In : Science. 366, 6472, p. 1522-1527 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Letter to the Editor

Tan, R., D'Adamo, G., Giles, E. M. & Hinds, R., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 55, 12, p. 1513-1514 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Open Access

The future of faecal transplants

Giles, E. M., D’Adamo, G. L. & Forster, S. C., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nature Reviews Microbiology. 17, 12, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)