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PhD commenced: 2013


Supervisors: Professor Ian Roberts-Thomson (TQEH), Professor Jane Andrews (Royal Adelaide Hospital), Dr Michael Conlon (CSIRO Health, Wellness and Fitness)


Thesis title: Faecal microbiota transplantation for the induction of remission in mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis – a randomised controlled trial


Scholarship: Australian Postgraduate Award (completed August 2016)


Dr Sam Costello is a consultant gastroenterologist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. He undertook a clinical fellowship at St Mark’s Hospital in London in 2016 and is currently completing a PhD focused on faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) as a treatment for ulcerative colitis. Dr Costello has been an invited speaker at both Australian and international conferences and has a number of peer-reviewed publications with a particular focus on the gut microbiome and FMT. Dr Costello co-founded the not for profit stool bank BiomeBank and co-ordinates the South Australian FMT service.