Dr Emily Wright joined the Committee of Management and the Scientific Advisory Committee in 2017. She graduated from Monash University with first class honours in 2006 and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2013.
After finishing gastroenterology training in Melbourne, Emily was awarded an NHMRC post-graduate scholarship and completed a PhD through the University of Melbourne examining the clinical and microbiological features of post-operative Crohn’s disease. She was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Award for Excellence in a PhD thesis in 2017. Emily underwent further training at The Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Canada learning intestinal ultrasound, and has now developed this service at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne for use in the assessment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Emily now works as part of the inflammatory bowel disease unit at St Vincent’s Hospital while also working in Private Practice at East Melbourne Gastroenterology and Mornington Endoscopy. Emily continues to be actively involved in medical research with interests including the clinical management of inflammatory bowel disease, the gastrointestinal microbiome, novel microbial therapies and intestinal ultrasound.