Paul Pavli

Professor Paul Pavli (Deputy Chair - Research and Grants Committee)

MB, BS (Hons), PhD, FRACP
Senior Staff Specialist Gastroenterology & Hepatology Canberra Hospital ACT
Researcher – Liver Disease and Gastroenterology Medical School, Australian National University
Board Member Crohn's and Colitis Australia
Chair of Quality of Care Steering Committee

Paul Pavli trained in Gastroenterology at Concord and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney and moved to Canberra to complete a PhD in gastrointestinal immunology at the Australian National University (ANU). He was the inaugural GESA Philip Bushell Senior Research Fellow from 1988 and was appointed senior specialist in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit at Canberra Hospital in 1993.

He has served on various Australian government committees and in other professional roles, including the NHMRC Discipline Panels; the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee of the Therapeutic Goods Administration; the Writing Committees of Therapeutic Guidelines Limited: Gastroenterology and Antibiotics; and the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

He is a director of the Board of the patient support group, Crohn’s and Colitis Australia, and chairs the Quality of Care Steering Committee which recently audited Australian hospitals. 

His research interests are in the clinical and basic scientific aspects of the inflammatory bowel diseases.  The main focus currently is the interaction between the intestinal microbiota and the innate immune system, in particular intestinal macrophages in Crohn’s disease. 

He was recently elected as a director of the Board of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, co-chairs the Research Committee and is the lead in Education.