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Paediatric Australasian Gastroenterology Research Network

About Paediatric Australasian Gastroenterology Research Network (PEDAGREE)

Our vision is to establish an evidence base and improve care and outcomes for children and adolescents with gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition conditions through rigorous collaborative research.

Our mission is to improve the power, capacity and impact of research by coordinating research activities among the participating institutions and providing a sustainable research infrastructure.


  • To improve the power of paediatric GI research activities by combining the efforts of individual institutions
  • To facilitate, coordinate and translate research activities among the participating institutions
  • To create a collaborative infrastructure to advance paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition research in and beyond Australasia
  • To promote and mentor new investigators to improve research skills and develop research projects


PEDAGREE is a collaborative network of investigators who share their intellectual property and resources for the common goal of undertaking research in areas of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition.

Membership of PEDAGREE is open to anyone in Australia or New Zealand, from any discipline who has research interests in the fields of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology or nutrition.
There is no membership fee.

The activities of PEDAGREE rely upon members following expected authorship rules and general ethical behaviours.

Each member in PEDAGREE is expected to follow these membership guidelines.

Research projects

Research projects conducted through the network will focus on aspects of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

Current research projects

  • Australasian Eosinophilic Oesophagitis Registry

Completed research projects

  • Paediatric gastroenterologist perspectives and practice of coeliac disease diagnosis in Australasia before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Contact details

Chair and general enquiries

Professor Andrew Day
Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch
Division of Health Sciences


Dr Amin Roberts