Coeliac Disease & Immune Health Research Program Team - Wesley Research Institute
Wesley Research Institute
James Daveson

A/Prof James Daveson

Clinical Director

Associate Professor James Daveson is a clinician with a sub-specialty interest in Coeliac Disease, with a large patient cohort and strong mature links to Coeliac Support groups. Over the last 15 years, he has developed an expertise in studies widely recognized as fundamental to the current generation of immune therapies for Coeliac Disease. Expertise arises from overseeing a large patient cohort in specialised clinics across two sites both in metropolitan and regional Queensland.

A/Prof Severine Navarro

Associate Professor Severine Navarro is a mucosal immunologist with extensive experience in gastrointestinal biology, immune tolerance, and microbiome analysis in the context of Coeliac Disease and other allergic and inflammatory diseases of the gut. She has been involved since in several clinical studies with the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital & the Queensland Children’s Hospital as well as cohort studies all aiming at better understanding the role of the microbiome and microbiome-derived metabolites in disease onset or susceptibility.

Anuj Sehgal

Dr Anuj Sehgal

Senior Research Officer

Anuj is a Senior Research Officer within the Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Research Program (CDIHRP). Anuj is an immunologist with a passion for understanding how the immune system works and fails through health and disease. Anuj is using a multifaceted research approach to understand how the developing immune system during childhood years is affected by disease agents of Coeliac Disease (i.e. gluten) and IBD and gives rise to extraintestinal manifestation. Using this approach, he aims to create an interlinked immune health timeline from early childhood to adulthood between different disease symptoms. Anuj also has continuing lecturing roles in Undergraduate degrees for Cell and Tissues Biology and Immunology at The University of Queensland and is heavily involved in various academic societies.

Dr Jennifer Schafer

Clinical Research Practitioner

Jen has worked as a Clinical Research Practitioner across multiple clinical trials at Wesley Research Institute since 2018. She is a General Practitioner, with special clinical interests in gastroenterology and allergy, and has additional experience in organisational and clinical governance, medical education, and health practitioner wellbeing.

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