Jane Andrews

Professor Jane Andrews

Clinical Professor - Gastroenterologist

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Jane Andrews is Head of the IBD Service & Education at the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology of The Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia and a Clinical Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide.
Professor Andrews has a long clinical research interest and many years practical experience in managing both IBD and other luminal, especially functional, gastrointestinal disorders. She has an interest in clinical audit, value in care, clinical outcomes research and healthcare system delivery.

Professor Andrews is an active researcher in many aspects of clinical Gastroenterology. Particular interests include examining health access, models of care and equity issues in addition to optimising and auditing standard clinical management and trying to improve systems design. Whilst much of her research is focussed on IBD, she also has expertise in Functional GI disease and is also published in hepatology care especially with regard to psychological comorbidities and healthcare utilisation. Her current research collaborators include psychologists, mucosal immunologists, microbiologists, and specialist IBD nurses. Current studies have included Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in ulcerative colitis, examining routine psychological care in IBD, new models of care for FGID  and dietary issues in IBD. She also collaborated nationally and internationally via active membership of the ANZ IBD Consortium <www.ANZIBDC.org>  . She sits on their management committee and is also a board member of the IBD-Specific charity, Crohn’s Colitis Cure <c-c-cure.org>. Via the ANZIBDC she participates in the international IBD Genetics Consortium work.

Professor Andrews has authored over 120 publications, 3 book chapters and is on the editorial boards of three international journals. She has substantial experience with postgraduate medical education and higher degree supervision.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 Clinical Professor University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2013 Clinical Ass Professor University of Adelaide
    2009 Head IBD Service & Education Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2007 - 2013 Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2006 - 2013 Senior Lecturer Flinders University
    2002 - 2008 Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2001 - 2002 Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Lyell McEwin Hospital
    2000 - 2007 Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist Repatriation General Hospital
    2000 - 2003 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2000 Locum Senior Visiting Medical Specialist Flinders Medical centre
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2012 Award SA Health Award for Improving Hospital Care - IBD Service RAH SA Health Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1995 - 2000 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1994 Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia FRACP
    1986 University of Sydney Australia MBBS 1st class Hons
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2009 AGAF American Gastroenterological Association
  • Research Interests

Date Project Title Role Funding Body Amount
2016 Exploring the role of diet as an Adjunctive Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis (EAT-UC Study) CIC RAH Research Foundation $18,640
2015-17 Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for Active Ulcerative Colitis - a randomised controlled trial: clinical, microbial and immune outcomes CIA NHMRC $765,896
2015-16 Psychological care in routine IBD practice CIA GESA/Janssen $125,000
2014-16 FMT in ulcerative colitis CIA GUTSY Foundation $150,000
2013-15 Immune function in functional GI disorders AI NHMRC $454,369
2013-14 Low dose fluoxetine in Crohn’s disease CIB Broad Foundation US $128,000
2013-14 RIBG CIA RAH Research Foundation $67,000 p.a
2013 Transition Care Outcomes of Paediatric patients with IBD After Entering Adult Medical care CIA Abbott Australia $40,000
2013 IBD disease Burden in Rural and Remote Patients CIB Janssen Australia $50,000
2012-14 Genomic medicine: Predictors of refractory ulcerative colitis and its response to treatment CID NHMRC $849,263
2012 CBT in IBD study CIA Abbott Australia $50,000
2010-11 Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) prolong remission in IBD? CIB Crohn’s and Colitis Australia $150,000
2009 Investigation of factors influencing patient satisfaction or dissatisfaction with medical and surgical care in IBD CIA RAH $20,000
  • Accredited Supervisor, Examiner and Site Visitor for Advanced Training in Gastroenterology, Royal Australian College of Physicians 2006-current
  • Coordinator of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within clinical gastroenterology & hepatology @ RAH 2009-current
  • Clinical Ward Teaching, Gastroenterology Unit 4-6th year University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Students, 2007-present & coordinator of GE afternoon core program 2009-current
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease - What's Being Eaten and Can a Defined Strategy Help? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Alice Sarah Day
    2018 Co-Supervisor Beyond bacteria: a focus on fungi, parasites and viruses for a comprehensive view of gut dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disease Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Gina Lucille Guzzo
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Improving Quality of Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Treatment Targets and Body Composition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Rob Venning Bryant
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Optimising Care for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Rural Patients' Burden of Disease and Perceived Treatment Barriers: Outcomes of Transition Care and Evaluation of Simple Clinical Tools for Outpatient Management of Ulcerative Colitis Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Mrs Alice Louise Nottle
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Issues in the Diagnosis and Management of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: The Development of a Novel Clinical Pathway Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ecushla Claire Linedale
    2013 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Treatment of Active Ulcerative Colitis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Samuel Paul Costello
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The progression and management of depression and anxiety in chronic hepatitis C patients Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin James Robert Stewart
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Three Studies Investigating Quality Indicators for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Comorbidity: Continuity of Care, Treatment Need and Patient Satisfaction Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Miss Stacey Lee McCallum
    2005 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Six Studies Pointing to the Need for a Biopsychosocial Approach to Treating Common Gastrointestinal and Hepatologic Disorders Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Antonina Mikocka-Walus
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2014 - ongoing Board Member Crohn's Colitis Cure Charity Australia
    2013 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Vedolizumab Australian Advicory Board Vedolizumab Australia
    2012 - 2013 Advisory Board Member Vital Foods Advisory Board Vital Foods
    2011 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Remicade Advisory Board Janssen
    2009 - ongoing Advisory Board Member Humira Advisory Board Abbott & AbbVie Australia
    2009 - ongoing Advisory Board Member IBD Advisory Board Ferring Australia
    2009 - 2011 Advisory Board Member Remicade Advisory Board MSD
    2006 - 2009 Advisory Board Member Remicade Advisory Board Schering Plough
    2005 - 2007 Advisory Board Member Colazide Advisory Board Pharmacia Fresenius Kabi Australia
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2008 - ongoing Member Research Ethics Committee Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Member Australian Association of Consultant Physicians
    2008 - ongoing Member European Crohn's & Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
    2000 - ongoing Member American Gastroenterological Association United States
    2000 - ongoing Member Australian IBD Association (within GESA)
    1994 - ongoing Member Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
    1992 - ongoing Member Gastroenterological Society of Australia
    1986 - ongoing Member Australia Medical Association
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2017 - 2019 Chair SPC AGW 2018-2019 GESA Australia
    2017 - 2019 Board Member GESA GESA Australia
  • Position: Clinical Professor - Gastroenterologist
  • Phone: 82222507
  • Email: jane.andrews@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8222 5885
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: RAH - North Wing Q7
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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