• The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.16, L Block, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands

    6009 Perth


  • 395 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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Personal profile


My role is to manage exciting translational research projects at the Marshall Centre. My current focus is the Noisy Guts Project, a project dedicated to the development of a new tool for the diagnosis and monitoring of common gut disorders.

The Noisy Guts team includes experts in medicine, engineering, data science and acoustics. Together we have been able to characterise a common gut disorder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), through bowel sound features. Our acoustic belt provides an innovative, accurate and safe approach to the diagnosis and management of IBS.

My own background is in the evolution and ecology of insect parasites and pathogens. I completed a Natural Sciences undergraduate degree and then a PhD at the University of Cambridge, followed by five years of post-doctoral research. I have built on my biology and research background with training in project management, good clinical practice and research commercialisation to gain the skillset needed for my current role.

Roles and responsibilities

Project Management


The Noisy Guts Project:
Our aim is to develop an acoustic belt that records gut noises over time so doctors can accurately screen, diagnose and monitor gut disorders and diseases. We have achieved proof of concept, and are now working with product developers to refine our belt, prior to further clinical and market validation studies.


  • Diagnostics
  • Health
  • Medical Devices

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 1997 2019

  • 395 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
Open Access
Helicobacter pylori
biotin carboxylase
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Gastric Helicobacter pylori infection perturbs human oral microbiota

Chua, E. G., Chong, J. Y., Lamichhane, B., Webberley, K. M., Marshall, B. J., Wise, M. J. & Tay, C. Y., 28 Jan 2019, In : PEERJ. 7, 14 p., e6336.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Helicobacter pylori
Helicobacter Infections
2 Citations

Advances in acoustic signal processing techniques for enhanced bowel sound analysis

Allwood, G., Du, X., Webberley, K., Osseiran, A. & Marshall, B., 11 Oct 2018, In : IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. 12, p. 240-253 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Acoustic signal processing
Acoustic waves
Learning systems
1 Citations

A mathematical model of bowel sound generation

Du, X., Allwood, G., Webberley, K., Osseiran, A., Wan, W., Volikova, A. & Marshall, B., 3 Dec 2018, In : The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 144, 6, p. EL485-EL491 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
mathematical models
Mathematical Model
Open Access
Migrating Myoelectric Complexes
Acoustic waves
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies


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2018 WA IOTY Emerging Innovation Category Winners

Josephine Muir (Recipient), Barry Marshall (Recipient), Katherine Webberley (Recipient) & Xuhao Du (Recipient), 7 Nov 2018

Prize/award: Prize



WITWA Techtrails Event at Atwell College

Mary Webberley (Speaker)
24 Oct 0018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media