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Andrew DayHead of Department / Cure Kids Chair of Paediatric Research at UOC


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Andrew Day trained in paediatrics in Christchurch and undertook further subspeciality training in Toronto, Canada.

After completing clinical and research training in Canada, Professor Day took up a clinical academic position at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

He returned to the department in 2009 and was appointed to Head of Department in 2010.

Professor Day is a paediatric gastroenterologist.

Research interests

Projects focus


Vernon-Roberts, A., Chan, P., Christensen, B., Day, A. S., Havrlant, R., Giles, E., & Williams, A.-J. (2024). Transitional care of adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease to adult services varies widely across Australia and New Zealand. JGH Open, 8, e13032. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.13032

Forbes, A. J., Frampton, C. M. A., Day, A. S., Kaplan, G. G., & Gearry, R. B. (2023). The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease in Oceania: A systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence and prevalence. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izad295

Zhou, Y., He, L., Chen, C., Zeng, H., Day, A. S., Sergio, C. M., … Wu, Y. (2023). Analysis of risk factors for community-acquired Clostridioides difficile diarrhea in children: A case-control study in Chenzhou, China. Translational Pediatrics, 12(11), 2053-2061. doi: 10.21037/tp-23-448

Katz, T. E., Wakefield, C. E., Signorelli, C., Day, A. S., Vernon-Roberts, A., & Ooi, C. Y. (2023). Gastroenterology services for patients with cystic fibrosis across Australia and New Zealand: A multi-stakeholder assessment of patients' and professionals’ perspectives. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 11, 1322941. doi: 10.3389/fped.2023.1322941

Vernon-Roberts, A., Blay, L., & Day, A. S. (2023). Knowledge levels about inflammatory bowel disease vary between healthcare professional groups. Digestive Diseases & Sciences. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10620-023-08191-x

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