Geoffrey Forbes


  • The University of Western Australia (M570), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Summary of hospital-based clinical responsibilities 1995-2016
I was appointed in 1995 to Royal Perth Hospital as a staff specialist in Gastroenterology. My subsequent practice was centred on clinical care delivery; my department was the largest public provider of gastrointestinal and liver services in Western Australia. I was departmental head between 2000-2008, during which time we enhanced specialist, rather than generalist, care of GI and Liver patients; introduced new endoscopic activities: capsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, HALO balloon ablation therapy and endoscopic submucosal dissection; and introduced Telehealth facilities for rural and remote patients. In 2007 and 2008, I was Director Clinical Safety and Quality at RPH, a 0.2FTE commitment and the inaugural appointment to this position. My research activities are fundamentally based on clinical practice issues. I initiated two national multicentre studies, on colorectal cancer screening and cellular therapy in Crohn’s disease. Through these years, I shared busy departmental clinical commitments with approximately 8 consultant colleagues for inpatients, outpatients, endoscopy, and teaching. I had particular clinical expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure, nutrition, Coeliac disease, and interventional gastroscopy and colonoscopy. 

Summary of professional practice 2016-present
In 2015, I established a limited private practice in Duncraig, Western Australia, aligned to Glengarry Private Hospital, and subsequently the SJOG and Nexus Hospital groups. I left the public sector in September 2016 to work fulltime in the private medical sector. My practice continues to reflect my clinical interests and areas of expertise described above (see I maintain my University of Western Australia commitments, academic peer review activities, and advocacy work for those with Coeliac disease. 

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

Research expertise keywords

  • Gastroenterology


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