Laureate Professor Talley is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Research at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He previously held an appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor (and Dean) of the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle from 2010-2015. He was seconded to be the Deputy Vice-Chancellor-Research (Acting) at the University of Newcastle from June 2013 to March 2014.
Professor Talley has published over 870 original and review articles in the peer-reviewed literature, and is considered one of the world's leading gastroenterologists (H index 119, Scopus). He is also a leading clinician and educator, as well as the author of the highly regarded textbooks Clinical Examination and Examination Medicine with Dr Simon O'Connor. In June 2014, he was inaugurated as one of the first 15 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS) and was elected to the Executive of the Academy.
Professor Talley was formerly Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida where he held the rank of Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at Mayo Clinic, and was the Foundation Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital for nearly a decade.
Professor Talley is a Senior Staff Specialist at John Hunter Hospital and is in active clinical practice. He serves on a number of prominent boards, currently edits a major international journal (Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics), is a section editor for Up To Date, and currently holds adjunct research appointments as Professor at Mayo Clinic, University of North Carolina and the Karolinska Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (and President), the Royal College of Physicians (both London and Edinburgh), the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association. He has been elected Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges in Australia from December 2015.