Ecushla Linedale

Dr Ecushla Linedale

Adjunct Lecturer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I hold a PhD in Medicine (UofA), entitled "Issues in the Diagnosis and Management of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: The Development of a Novel Clinical Pathway”. My research interests lie in the intersecting areas of psychology and healthcare system design and evaluation. I am motivated to facilitate improvements in models of care, equity of access, and quality of life for patients.

My current research projects focus on:

1) Economic analysis of models of care for irritable bowel syndrome
2) Current clinical approaches, beliefs and attitudes towards the diagnosis and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders
3) Assessing referral and treatment pathways, hospital resource use and patient outcomes for patients referred to the RAH with iron deficiency or iron deficiency anaemia, and missed opportunities.

I am supervising Honours students with projects on the lay-persons understanding of the gut-brain axis and the development of self-management website for people with functional gastrointestinal disorders.

2018  Allergan Pty Ltd Research Sponsorship | An economic anlaysis of IBS care in Australia ($25 000)

2018 Monash University Collaboration | An economic anlaysis of IBS care in Australia ($10 000)

2017 SA Blood Management Council Research Grant | Can we identify ways to detect and treat iron deficiency or iron deficiency anaemia earlier and/or more effectively, and thus reduce blood use and improve outcomes ($20 000).


  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Lay Person's Understanding of the Brain-Gut Axis The University of Adelaide Honours Psychology Honours Angie Bon
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Patients Expectations and Experience with a Self-Management Website for Irritable Bowel Syndrome The University of Adelaide Honours Psychology Honours Sunjoo Heo
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Gastroenterological Society of Australia Australia
    2017 - ongoing Member Rome Foundation Psychogastroenterology Section Australia
    2015 - 2016 Member The Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
    2011 - 2012 Member Australian Psychological Society Australia

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