Professor Michael Bourke of the University of Sydney is Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Westmead Hospital. He is previous Co-editor of Endoscopy (official journal of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2011-2019), past Chairman of the Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association (2007-2009), the NSW Department of Health Bowel Cancer Screening Program (2010-2012) and Convenor of the Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium (2008-2021, https://www.sies.org.au).
Professor Bourke is a world-renowned international authority in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Through scientific research, he has invented, pioneered, developed and established key techniques in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed research papers, expert reviews and editorials with more than 9000 citations, in the leading Gastroenterology journals. He has received numerous Visiting Professorships, honours and awards including the GESA Distinguished Clinician Award for contributions to the specialty, research, and the society (2012), the Christopher Williams medal from British Society of Gastroenterology (2017) and the GESA Distinguished Researcher Prize (2019).