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The brain-gut axis

16 Jun, 2017

The gut-brain axis links emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with peripheral intestinal functions.

Friday June 16, 2017, 10am to 11am AEDT

The presentation will cover:

Explanation and description of the brain-gut axis

The effect of stress, anxiety and depression on gastrointestinal conditions

Psychological interventions for gastrointestinal disorders


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About the Presenter: Dr Simon Knowles BA (Hons), MPsyc (Clinical), PhD, MAPS.

Dr Knowles is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University (Melbourne, Australia). He has an active private clinical-health practice specialising in treating individuals diagnosed with chronic illnesses of the gastrointestinal system such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Dr Knowles is also the Chief Investigator and developer of three internationally renowned, free, online psychological services —, and These websites provide up-to-date medical information and evidenced-based, tailored psychological assessment and treatment services. Dr Knowles is regularly asked to present at various medical conferences and forums, and his expertise has earned him honorary positions with St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne), Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Alfred Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Melbourne. He is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), APS Clinical College for Psychologists, Functional Brain-Gut Research Group, Gastroenterological Society of Australia and a life-member of the Australian Association for Clinical Hypnosis.

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