Ian Craig Lawrance

University of Western Australia, Australia

Ian Craig Lawrance is a Clinical Gastroenterologist and a Professor in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Faulty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He completed his Ph.D. degree at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in 1998 and undertook a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Claudio Fiocchi in the Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, from 1998 to 2000. On his return to Australia, he was appointed as a Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist at the Fremantle Hospital and subsequently as a Senior Lecturer to the School of Medicine and Pharmacology UWA in 2003 and promoted to his current position in 2009. Professor Lawrance was the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Fremantle Hospital from 2004 to 2007, was the Director of Endoscopic services at the Kaleeya Hospital from 2004 to 2007, and has been the Director of the Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Fremantle Hospital from its inception in 2008. Professor Lawrance’s research encompasses basic science research, clinical research, and clinical trials. His basic science research focuses on the chronic inflammation-induced intestinal changes that occur in IBD and the subsequent complications of fibrosis and carcinogenesis. He was a Founding Committee Member of a physician-initiated interest group, IBD Australia, in 2002 and was its secretary from 2005 to 2008. Professor Lawrance is a Member of the Western Australian Drug Evaluation Panel (WADEP) and currently sits on the numerous pharmaceutical IBD drug advisory committees. Professor Lawrance is a Leading Australian Expert in the management of IBD patients. The Centre of IBDs, Fremantle Hospital is a major referral centre for difficult to manage IBD patients.

Biography Updated on 17 October 2011

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