Rob Bryant

Rob Bryant

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Robert Bryant completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Adelaide in 2005 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2013, specialising in Gastroenterology. Thereafter, he undertook a Clinical Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases under the supervision of Professor Simon Travis at the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford (2013-2014). He subsequently completed a Master of Science by Research (MScR) at the University of Oxford in the field of genetics and mucosal immunology in inflammatory bowel diseases (2014-2015). Dr Bryant is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide and works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist within the IBD Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr Bryant is actively involved in research in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). He is interested in the influence on diet and the gut microbiome on disease pathogenesis and outcomes in IBD. He is also exploring treatment targets and disease activity assessment in IBD, with an overall goal of improving outcomes for this patient cohort.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2017 Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist, Head of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2016 Basic Physician Training Clinical tutor and examiner Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2016 Clinical Lecturer, Medical School Lecture Series University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2016 Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Fellowship Sacco University Hospital
    2015 - 2018 Lecturer SAPMEA Postgraduate Medical Education Association lectures
    2015 - 2017 Consultant Gastroenterologist Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2015 Visiting Medical Specialist Alice Springs Hospital
    2014 - 2015 Clinical Research Fellow University of Oxford
    2013 - 2015 Senior Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology John Radcliffe Hospital
    2011 - 2013 Gastroenterology Advanced Trainee Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2011 - 2012 Academic and clinical tutor, Basic Physician Training Program Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2011 - 2012 Guest lecturer and bedside tutor University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2011 Basic Physician Trainee Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2007 - 2007 Resident Medical Officer Royal Hobart Hospital
    2006 - 2006 Internship Royal Perth Hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Scholarship AR Clarkson Scholarship Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Committee Australia
    2012 Award Mark Jolly Foundation Fellowship Award Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2012 Award Professor Derek Frewin Clinical Teaching Award School of Medicine, University of Adelaide Australia
    2010 Award Professor Derek Frewin Clinical Teaching Award School of Medicine, University of Adelaide Australia
    2004 Award Meritous award for Geriatrics School of Medicine, University of Adelaide Azerbaijan
    2004 Award Meritous Award for Obstetrics and Gynaecology School of Medicine, University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 University of Adelaide Australia PhD Candidate
    2014 - 2015 University of Oxford United Kingdom Master of Science (by Research) MScR
    2005 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2014 - 2015 Master of Science by Research (MScR) University of Oxford United Kingdom
    2011 - 2013 Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
  • Research Interests

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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 Co-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
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Dietetic Flinders University Honours Rachel Davis
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Gastroenterology Advanced Training Research Project University of Adelaide Other Dr Arvind Rajagopalan
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member Australiasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AUSPEN) Australiasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AUSPEN) Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member GENIUS Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Inaugural GENIUS Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Inaugural Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Conjoint Committee Recognition of Training Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy, Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Crohn’s Colitis Foundation Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member British Society of Immunology United Kingdom
    2013 - ongoing Member European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation Denmark
    2013 - ongoing Member British Society of Gastroenterology Ukraine
    2012 - ongoing Member American Gastroenterology Association United States
    2011 - ongoing Member Gastroenterological Society of Australia Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia
    2008 - 2012 Member Royal Adelaide Hospital Resident Medical Officers Association Australia

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