Simon Robert Knowles

Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Simon Knowles is a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist based at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia. Dr Knowles is a recognised leading expert in the field of Psychogastroenterology, which is the application of psychological science and practice to gastrointestinal health and illness. His clinical and research interests relate to the biological and psychological interactions of gastrointestinal conditions and the brain-gut axis, particularly how to ameliorate the significant impact of living with chronic gastrointestinal conditions through psychological interventions.

Dr Knowles has developed several websites providing free comprehensive expert-reviewed resources and psychologically-focused reliance programs to help individuals living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; www.IBS.mindovergut.com), inflammatory bowel disease (www.IBD.mindovergut.com), gastroparesis (www.gastroparesisclinic.org), and bladder and bowel anxiety conditions (e.g., paruresis [shy bladder], parcopresis [shy bowel], and bladder and bowel incontinence anxiety (www.BBA.mindovergut.com).

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist, Swinburne University of Technology

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Newcastle, PhD