Current research

  • FMT for treatment of UC

    Faecel microbiota transplant for treatment of ulcerative colitis

    Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a promising potential treatment option for ulcerative colitis (UC).  The premise behind FMT is that by “transplanting” faecal bacteria from healthy people to sick patients we can correct the underlying gut bacterial imbalance that causes certain conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

    For more Information about the Australian study underway, please refer to the link below

  • Toilet anxiety (online study)

    Exploring rates and perceptions associated with toilet anxiety

    young man have constipation or diarrhea problemsThis online study is being conducted by Swinburne University’s Dr Simon Knowles and Dr Jason Skues.

    They are looking for both male and female participants who are at least 18 years of age. This project is concerned with exploring rates and perceptions associated with toilet anxiety, also known as shy bladder syndrome/shy bowel syndrome, and avoidant paruresis/parcopresis.