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

    6009 Perth


  • 384 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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Research Output 1997 2018

  • 384 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
Acoustic signal processing
Acoustic waves
Learning systems

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, EL485

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mathematical models
Mathematical Model
Open Access
Acoustic waves
Costs and Cost Analysis

The potential of computerised analysis of bowel sounds for diagnosis of gastrointestinal conditions: A systematic review

Inderjeeth, A. J., Webberley, K. M., Muir, J. & Marshall, B. J., 17 Aug 2018, In : Systematic Reviews. 7, 1, 124

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Predictive Value of Tests
Biomedical Engineering
Clinical Competence

Tu2017 - Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome via Novel Bowel Sound Features: Proof of Principle

Du, X., Allwood, G., Webberley, K. M., Inderjeeth, A. J., Osseiran, A. & Marshall, B. J., 2018, In : Gastroenterology. 154, 6, Supplement 1, p. S-1370

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract


female scientist

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

Webberley, K. (Speaker)
24 Oct 0018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk