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Health Sciences profile

Dr Stephen Inns

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Wellington)
QualificationsFRACP, MD(Research), MBChB
Research summaryGastroenterology


Stephen’s MD thesis focused on the effect of diet on inflammatory bowel disease, particularly Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. His current interests include the development of specialist nursing services in gastroenterology and clinical research in IBD.


Thomas, G. R., Lewis-Morris, T., Rowbotham, D., Whiteside, C., Joyce, S., Inns, S., Schultz, M., & Gearry, R. B. (2014). Adalimumab for Crohn’s disease in New Zealand: A prospective multicentre experience. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1396). Retrieved from

Inns, S., & Hyun Lee, S. S. (2013). Clinical audit of endoscopy referrals for acute upper GI bleeds. International Medical Journal, 20(2), 146-149.

Inns, S. J., & Emmanuel, A. V. (2013). Survey of UK and New Zealand gastroenterologists' practice regarding dietary advice and food exclusion in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology, 4, 44-50. doi: 10.1136/flgastro-2012-100178

Lampen-Smith, A., Young, J., O'Rourke, M.-A., Balram, A., & Inns, S. (2012). Blinded randomised controlled study of the effect of a discharge communication template on proton pump inhibitor prescribing. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1350). Retrieved from