Researcher biography

Abigail is currently working as a clinical dietitian at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital  and completing her PhD part time in diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She is the primary author of a meta-analysis on the efficacy of a low FODMAP diet in the management of IBS and has presented this work at the 2015 GESA congress and the International Nutrition and Diagnostic Conference in Prague. She is also the primary author of a paper she completed as part of her masters of dietetics studies; Food avoidance in outpatients with inflammatory bowel disease – who, what and why?  She has presented the work at the Dietetic Association of Australia conference, 2018. Throughout her PhD, Abigail hopes to strengthen the evidence shaping current nutrition guidelines and improve the nutritional management of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease.

Research interests

Anti-inflammatory diet interventions, Inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenterology

Project title

Effects on disease activity, self-reported outcomes and microbiota profile in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in a randomised modified Mediterranean dietary intervention.


Dr Veronique Chachay

Associate Professor Graham Radford-Smith

Dr Merrilyn Banks