Professional Workshops & Presentations

Dr Knowles has conducted workshops both nationally and internationally on topics relating to clinical psychology, and working with Gastrointestinal conditions.

2018 & Upcoming

2018

Knowles, S.R.  (Wednesday, 25th July, Melbourne). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: Anxiety & the Brain-Gut Link. Workshop for professional staff.

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2017

Knowles, S.R.  (2017). Ausmed Education Pty Ltd: The Ins and Outs of Bowel Disease Conference. Invited keynote speaker. Topic: Psychological impact of IBD

Knowles, S.R.  (2017). Educationinnutrition.com.au webinar: The brain-gut axis seminar for dietitians.

Knowles, S.R.  (2017). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions and workshop for professional staff

2016

Knowles, S., Peters, S. (2016). Integrated hypnosis interventions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 1-day workshop presented for Australian Society of Hypnotherapy, Victoria

Knowles, S. R. (2016, July). Non-pharmacological therapies: Central therapies. The Alfred Hospital. The multidisciplinary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Invited keynote speaker.

Knowles, S. R. (2016, May). Psychology and Gastrointestinal Diseases Gastroenterology Nursing Seminar 10th May 2016. Royal Melbourne Hospital. Invited keynote speaker.

2015

Knowles, S.R. (2015, September). Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW & WGO International Congress: Functional GI Disease Around the World: Pathogenesis: Co-chair

Knowles, S.R. (2015, September). Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW & WGO International Congress: Psychologically based therapies for FGID: Invited conference speaker.

Knowles, S.R. (2015, September). Gastro 2015 GESA-AGW & WGO International Congress: Psychologically based therapies for FGID: Psychological E Health interventions: Invited conference speaker.

Knowles, S.R. (2015, October). 15th Congress of the Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology: Invited conference keynote speaker.

Knowles, S.R.  (2015). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions and workshop for professional staff

Knowles, S.R.  (2015). Abbvie Australia. Compass presentation series: Transition issues in IBD.

2014

Knowles, S.R.  (2014). Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Forum

Knowles, S.R.  (2014). Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc: the bran-gut-axis and Gastrointestinal Conditions

Knowles, S.R. (2014).  Shire Australia: Clinical Insights presenter and scientific committee member

2013

Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria – Current Controversies in Clinical Medicine

Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Reconnexion – National Anxiety and Depression Conference

Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Forum

Knowles, S.R.  (2013).  Shire Australia: Clinical Insights presenter

Knowles, S.R.  (2013). Healthed /Generation Next. Presentations Sydney and Melbourne.

Knowles, S. R., (2012/2013). Gastroenterological Disorders and the Mind-Body connection: From Theory to Practice (>200 Health professionals attended across 4 locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane).

2010

Knowles, S.R.  (2010). Psychological Impact of Chronic GI Conditions. St Mark’s Hospital, London. United Kingdom.

2009

Knowles, S.R.  (2009). Psychoimmunology: exploring the role of stress and indigenous gut microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome. Melbourne University Psychiatry Department Colloquium

2008

Knowles, S.R.  (2008). Introduction to IBS and its treatment. Monash University counselling and medical staff (Caulfield Campus).

Knowles, S.R. (2008). Introduction to IBS and its treatment. Caulfield Medical Centre counselling and medical staff.

Integrated hypnosis-interventions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1 day workshop (Saturday 4th of June, Hawthorn East)

Dr Simon Knowles & Ms Simone Peters are presenting an interactive 1-day workshop that will provide therapists with an overview of the latest research findings relating IBS, including the role of the brain-gut-axis and therapeutic interventions for IBS. For more information, see the workshop flyer