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Contributors to IBDClinic.org.au

Funding organisation

  • The Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • The Broad Medical Research Program of the Broad Foundation based in the United States of America for the funding of the materials developed for IBDclinic.org and used in IBDclinic.org.au.

Chief investigator

  • Dr Simon Knowles, Senior Lecturer and Clinical psychologist, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.

Co-investigators

  • Professor Finlay Macrae, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Professor David Castle, Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of Psychiatry, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Professor Sanjay Nandurkar, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Director of Gastroenterology, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Associate Professor Geoff Hebbard, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Director of Gastroenterology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Associate Professor David Austin, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Gregory Moore, Head of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Unit, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Jason Tye-din, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital & Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Chris Leung, Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Suresh Sivanesan, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Guru Lyngkaran, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Kaveh Monshet, Consultant Psychiatrist, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Georgina Paizis, Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Greg Lockrey, Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Peter De Cruz, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of IBD, The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

A thank you to other contributors

  • Ms Davina Tribbick, PhD candidate (research associated with IBDclinic.org), Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ms Sarina Cook, Psychology Student, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mr Eric (Seung-Chul). O, Multimedia Developer, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Christian Selinger, Department of Gastroenterology, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK (kindly provided the information about IBD and pregnancy)
  • Mr David Shields, Business Improvement Manager, Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • All the actors and individuals with IBD who helped review and develop text and video material.

A thank you to other contributors from the original IBDclinic.org project:

  • Professor Michael Kamm, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Professor of Gastroenterology at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Professor Finlay Macrae, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Head of Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Professor Glen Bates, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Advancement), Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Associate Professor David Austin, Senior Psychologist, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Associate Professor Mike Salzberg, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Bill Connell, Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Maria Ftanou, Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent's Mental Health Service and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

A special thank you to the several individuals that have kindly provided permission and material for this website

  • Professor Philip Boyce, Dr Jemma Gilchrist, and Dr Donna Rose, Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Professor Nicholas J. Talley, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

This website and its contents have been based upon the work of many experts and sources, including:

  • Aisbett, B. Living with IT – A survivor’s guide to panic attacks. HarperCollins.
  • Andrews, G., Creamer, M., Crino, R., Hunt, C., Lampe, L. & Page, A. (2003). The treatment of anxiety disorders: Clinician guides and patient manuals (2nd Ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Australian Crohn’s and Colitis (2008, website). What are Crohn’s Disease and Colitis?
  • BeyondBlue.org.au: Facts sheets relating to anxiety, depression, stress, and sleep management.
  • Bourne, E. (2011). The anxiety and phobia workbook. New Harbinger Publications.
  • Boyce, P., Gilchrist, J., Talley N.J., & Rose, D. (2000). Cognitive-behaviour therapy as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A pilot study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 34, 300-9.
  • Boyce, P., & the North Area Health Service Division of Mental Health, Sydney, Australia (1997). The original IBS treatment manual.
  • Brett, A., & Carson, A. (2007). Gut instincts: A practical guide to a healthy digestive system. Australia: Allen & Unwin.
  • Catalano, E. M., & Tupper, S. P. (1996). The chronic pain control workbook: A step-by-step guide for coping with and overcoming pain. New Harbinger.
  • Chandrasoma, P., & Taylor, C. R. (1995). Concise pathology. Appleton and Lange Publications.
  • Crohn’s and Colitis – dietary considerations (www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au).
  • Davis, M., Eshelman, E., & McKay, M (2008). The relaxation and stress reduction workbook. New Harbinger Publications.
  • Delvaux, M. (2002). Role of visceral sensitivity in the pathophysiology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gut, 51, 67-71.
  • Fried, R. L. (1999). Breathe well, be well: A program to relieve stress, anxiety, asthma, hypertension, migraine, and other disorders for better health. Wiley Publishers.
  • Guilera, M., Balboa, A., & Mearin, F. (2005). Bowel habit subtypes and temporal patterns in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Systematic review. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 100, 1-11.
  • Harris, R. (2007). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Introductory Workbook Handout.
  • Hawton et al. (1989). The cognitive behaviour therapy for psychiatric problems: A Practical Guide. Oxford Medical Publications.
  • Johnson, S. L. (1997). Therapist's guide to clinical intervention. Academic Press.
  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990).  Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. Delta Publishers.
  • Kyrios,M. & Hordern,C. (2006). Stop therapist manual, Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Lasalandra, M. (2001). A Harvard Medical School book: The sensitive gut. New York: Fireside.
  • Lewandowski , M. J. (2006). The chronic pain care workbook: A self-treatment approach to pain relief using the Behavioral Assessment of Pain Questionnaire. New Harbinger.
  • McKay, M., Davis, M, Fanning., P. (2011). Thoughts and feelings: Taking control of your moods and your life. New Harbinger Publications.
  • Setting SMART goals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria



MORE LINKS

If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.org.au for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastroparesisclinic.org for individuals with Gastroparesis

DISCLAIMER

This website and its content is not intended or recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.

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