• Doctorate of Philosophy (University of Oxford, 2013)
• Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2011)
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours (University of Melbourne 2002)
Areas of Interest
Dr Halliday’s areas of interest are broad, including; the diagnostic work-up and management of inflammatory bowel disease; Coeliac disease; viral hepatitis and other liver diseases; and the management of irritable bowel syndrome. He consults privately at Epworth Hospital in Richmond and provides a daily, personal inpatient service for all acute gastroenterology related diseases.
During his medical training, Dr Halliday was awarded a John Flynn Scholarship to work in rural and remote communities around Australia alongside the Flying Doctor Service. Between his fifth and final year, he took a one year break from study in Australia, to travel to Mae Sot on the Thailand/Burma border – there he spent an extended medical elective providing medical care for Burmese and Karen refugees.
Dr Halliday returned from his travels to complete his medical training at the University of Melbourne in 2002 where he was awarded Honours, and the GP Ryan prize and Proxime Accesit prize for surgery. Between 2002-2009, he completed his residency at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and advanced specialist training in Gastroenterology at the Austin and Western Hospitals in Melbourne.
Between 2010-2013 Dr Halliday lived and worked in Oxford, UK where he completed a combined fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and hepatology. Dr Halliday also completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD equivalent) through the University of Oxford, helping in the development of a vaccine for Hepatitis C. During his time in Oxford, Dr Halliday also had an active role in teaching, lecturing University students in immunology and principles of vaccination, and spoke internationally throughout Europe on these topics. Dr Halliday has authored several book chapters and his individual and collaborative research has led to a number of significant peer reviewed publications.
In August 2013, Dr Halliday returned to Australia to take up a public appointment at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and commence private practice at Epworth Hospital in Richmond.
Outside of work, Dr Halliday is a keen sportsman – managing 3 hours 1 minute for the Berlin Marathon, and rowing for Linacre College’s 1st crew in Oxford. Since returning to Melbourne, Dr Halliday's passion for running has been re-ignited by trail running, which combines his favourite sport with his love of the outdoors. He has competed in a number of ultra events including the Oxfam Trailwalker (100km), Maroondah Dam TrailsPlus (50km), and the Surf Coast Century (100km) which he completed in just over 10 hours. In 2021, he competed in the 100km UltraTrail Australia race in the Blue Mountains, completing the event in 12 hours and 20mins. He lives in central Melbourne with his wife and 2 daughters.
Consults and Operates at:
The Epworth Hospital, Richmond
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
European Association for Study of Liver Disease
Gastroenterological Society of Australia