Dr Richard Charlesworth

Lecturer - School of Science and Technology

Richard Charlesworth

Phone: +61 02 6773 1512

Email: rcharle3@une.edu.au

Twitter: @DrCarnivorous


Richard was conferred a PhD in Clinical Immunology in 2017 and then accepted a lecturing position at the University of New England shortly after. He lectures mainly in human gastroenterology and immunology across the schools of Biomedical Science, Medicine and Nursing at the University.

Richard's research focuses on gastrointestinal immunopathology and clinical/translational immunology. Using this data, Richard is also involved in developing novel diagnostics for coeliac disease in particular, as well as developing novel therapeutic agents to treat other mucosal autoimmune diseases. More recently, Richard has joined a research group examining the bi-directional communication between the gut microbiome and the brain.


BBiomedSc. (UNE), BSc (Hons) (UNE), PhD (UNE)

Teaching Areas

Human physiology: gastroenterology, immunology and haematology.

Research Interests

Richard’s main research interest is in mucosal immunology, examining how the innate and adaptive immune systems interact with exogenous antigens on a daily basis. His research is also focussed on the implementation of statistical modelling and prediction algorithms to improve the diagnosis of autoimmune disease.


Charlesworth RPG, Agnew LL, Scott DR, and Andronicos NM. (2018) Equations Defined using Gene Expression and Histological Data Resolve Coeliac Disease Biopsies within the Marsh Score Continuum. Computers in Biology and Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2018.10.036

Charlesworth RPG, Agnew LL, Scott DR, and Andronicos NM. (2018) Celiac disease gene expression data can be used to classify biopsies along the Marsh score severity scale. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, https://doi.org/10.1111/jgh.14369.

Winter, G., Hart, R. A., Charlesworth, RPG, & Sharpley, C. F. (2018). Gut microbiome and depression: what we know and what we need to know. Reviews in the Neurosciences. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/revneuro-2017-0072

Charlesworth RPG, Andronicos NM, Scott DR, McFarlane JR and Agnew LL, 2017, Can the Sensitivity of the Histopathological Diagnosis of Coeliac Disease be Increased and can Treatment Progression be Monitored using Mathematical Modelling of Histological Sections? – A Pilot Study, Advances in Medical Sciences, 62 (1) 136 - 142


Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI)

British Society for Immunology (BSI)