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Stephen Inns, Department of Medicine

FRACP, MD(Research), MB ChB

Senior Lecturer

Stephen contributes to teaching gastroenterology on MICN401 along with postgraduate supervision.Profile_Stephen-Inns

Contact details

Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343
Wellington 6242
New Zealand

Tel +64 4 918 6848

Research Expertise and Interest

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.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Lecture Notes. Anton Emmanuel and Stephen Inns. 1st edition, Wiley-Blackwell 2011. Book. ISBN: 1405183217

Adalimumab for Crohn's disease in New Zealand--a prospective multicentre experience. Gareth R Thomas, Timothy Lewis-Morris, David Rowbotham,Cathryn Whiteside, Stephne Joyce, Stephen Inns, Michael Schultz,Richard B Gearry. The New Zealand medical journal 01/2014; 127(1396):23-33.

Clinical Audit of Endoscopy Referrals for Acute Upper GI Bleeds. S. J. Inns, S. S. Lee. International Medical Journal Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 146-149, April 2013

Survey of UK and New Zealand gastroenterologists' practice regarding dietary advice and food exclusion in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. S. J. Inns, A. V. Emmanuel. Frontline Gastroenterology 12/2012; 4(1):44-50.

Blinded Randomised Controlled Study of the Effect of a Discharge Communication Template on Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescribing. Lampen-Smith Alex, Young Janice, O’Rourke Mary-Anne, Balram Astuti, Inns Stephen. Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 24-February-2012, Vol 125 No 1350.

Eosinophilic oesophagitis: an emerging important cause for undiagnosed dysphagia. NZ Med J. 2006 Mar 10;119(1230)

Changing face of colonoscopy: a comparison between audits of colonoscopy at Wellington Hospital from 1987 to 2002. S. J. Inns, J. W. Wyeth. Internal Medicine Journal 2004. 34, Issue 7, Page 447-448.

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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

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