Associate Professor Peter Bampton
Associate Professor Bampton graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1988. He undertook specialist training in gastroenterology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre, before obtaining an NHMRC Post-graduate Research Scholarship at the University of New South Wales (St George Campus).
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.
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.
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Functional gut disorders
- Gastrointestinal cancer prevention
Qualifications and memberships
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association
- Doctor of Medicine, University of New South Wales
- Staff specialist, Flinders Medical Centre, 1998-2006
- Head of Luminal Gastroenterology, Flinders Medical Centre, 2006-2017
- Associate Professor, Flinders University, 2006-current
- Senior staff specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 2017-2020
- Quality and safety coordinator, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 2017-2020