A/Professor Peter Bampton

Associate Professor Peter Bampton is a Gastroenterologist with an interest in inflammatory bowel disease, functional gut disorders and gastrointestinal cancer prevention. He was a founding member of the Australian IBD Association as well as the ANZ IBD Research Consortium. He also helped develop Australia’s largest surveillance program for people at risk of colorectal and oesophageal cancer, the SCOOP and BOSS programs.

Graduating in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1988, Associate Professor Bampton undertook specialist training in gastroenterology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. He then obtained an NHMRC Post-graduate Research Scholarship at the University of New South Wales (St George Campus), before returning as a Staff Specialist at Flinders Medical Centre in 1998. He was Head of Luminal Gastroenterology at Flinders Medical Centre from 2006 until 2017 and was granted academic status as an Associate Professor at Flinders University in 2006. In 2017 he moved to the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a Senior Staff Specialist, with a coordinating role in quality and safety in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In 2000 he co-founded Southern Gastrointestinal Services, the forerunner to SA Group of Specialists, and now works privately at the Tennyson Centre, 480 Specialist Centre and Calvary Adelaide Hospital.

He is a past elected council member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, as well as chair of its education arm, the Digestive Health Foundation. He was a founding member of the national executive of the Australian IBD Association, a member of the SA Reference Committee for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, and has contributed to the NHMRC Guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Prevention. He has a keen interest in quality and safety, having undertaken courses in quality improvement from NSW Health as well as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Associate Professor Bampton has published over 100 scientific papers, opinions and reviews, and has contributed to both the Australian Medicines Handbook and Therapeutic Guidelines Handbook.

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