GI Motility Research Team

GI Motility Research

About GI Motility

The GI Motility Unit based at the School of Medicine is led by gastroenterologist, Dr Vincent Ho and clinical researcher, Dr Jerry Zhou to promote awareness of gastrointestinal motility disorders to Australians, through education, translational research and support.

Chronic gut diseases such as gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, and gastroesophageal reflux have a large impact on the physical and mental health of individuals. Dietary and medical interventions are often ineffective and symptoms can be severe and occur on a daily basis.

Your donation will provide direct support to:

  • Gastroparesis research in the field of regenerative medicine – lab grown gastric pace-marker cells to restore stomach function: a cure for gastroparesis.
  • Unlocking the potential of the gut microbiome – our dedicated faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) facility spearheads FMT clinical trials in NSW Australia.
  • Medical device innovations – Applying cutting-edge technologies in computer AI and smart sensing to solve unmet clinical needs in gut disorder diagnosis and management.
  • Mentoring the next generation of young clinicians and researchers as they pursue their passions in improving gut health.   


Cover the cost of microbiome profiling for one person


Cover the cost of a GI motility assessment for one person


Cover the cost of a clinical trial participant (covers recruitment, equipment, check-ins, and follow-ups)


Seed fund for proof-of-concept laboratory experiment (covers the laboratory consumables)


Seed fund to start a pilot clinical trial (covers the cost to setup and run a pilot study)

Please contact us to discuss your donation, if you would like to facilitate a larger gift, or to make a Gift in Will. Opportunities to support include $45,000 to co-fund a PhD Scholarship to support a young researcher in gut motility for 3 years.

Thank you

By supporting the Western Sydney University’s GI Motility Research initiative, you will support its vision to deal head-on with this important health issue affecting 1 in 5 Australians which is placing enormous strain on families, loved-ones, businesses and the health system. Help Western Sydney University find better treatment solutions for chronic gut diseases.

For more information about our research, please visit our website.