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Richard GearryAcademic Head, Department of Medicine

MB ChB(Otago) PhD(Otago) FRACP


Current Roles

  • Academic Head, Department of Medicine
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist Christchurch Hospital
  • Medical Director, New Zealand Nutrition Foundation
  • Medical Advisor, Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Research Interests

  • Luminal gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Colorectal cancer


Elford, A. T., Leong, R. T., Halmos, E. P., Morgan, M., Kilpatrick, K., Lewindon, P. J., Gearry, R. B., & Christensen, B. (2023). IBD barriers across the continents: A continent-specific analysis: Australasia. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/17562848231197509

Gearry, R., Wall, C., & Frizelle, F. (2023, August). You are what you eat: Your gut, nutrition and the bowel. Public Talk Series: Celebrating 50 years of University of Otago, Christchurch, Otautahi, New Zealand. Retrieved from

Forbes, A. J., Frampton, C. M. A., Day, A. S., Vernon-Roberts, A., & Gearry, R. B. (2023). Descriptive epidemiology of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Oceania: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 77(4), 512-518. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000003900

Romano, D., Chesterman, S., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Evans, S., Dober, M., Gearry, R., … McCombie, A., … Mikocka-Walus, A. (2023). Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of acceptance commitment therapy for adults living with inflammatory bowel disease and distress. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, izad122. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izad122

Brown, S., Wall, C. L., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2023). The low FODMAP diet for Children with inflammatory bowel disease and overlapping functional gastrointestinal symptoms: A case series. Recent Progress in Nutrition, 3(2), 009. doi: 10.21926/rpn.2302009

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