• Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal cancer and its prevention, Inflammatory bowel disease

Areas of interest


Associate Professor Britt Christensen is a gastroenterologist who combines public practice at The Royal Melbourne Hospital as Head of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and private practice in East Melbourne. She has undergone sub-specialty training in IBD at the University of Chicago, USA and in intestinal ultrasound in Milan, Italy. Britt has a current research interest in pregnancy and IBD, mucosal healing and drug level monitoring in IBD and intestinal ultrasound in IBD. Although Britt maintains a special interest in the inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, she is highly experienced in investigating and managing all gastroenterological complaints, including iron deficiency, gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel cancer screening, coeliac disease and liver disorders. She is head of the IBD faculty for the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), a board member of GESA and is the scientific lead for the international bowel ultrasound group.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

The Melbourne Gut Clinic

Epworth Freemasons - Suite 5.3, Grey Street Building
124 Grey Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Epworth locations


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Richmond


  • MPH
  • MBBS (Hons)
  • BSc

Education and training

  • Supervises PhD student
  • Invited speaker to conferences, dinner meetings and education events on IBD
  • Supervise registrar trainees
  • Lectures and tutorials to physician trainees


  • Mucosal and histological healing in IBD
  • Intestinal ultrasound in IBD
  • Pregnancy and IBD
  • Drug levels and drug monitoring in IBD

Professional Associations

  • AGA
  • GESA
  • IBD Australia
  • IBD Melbourne
  • YACCN (Young Australian Crohn's and Colitis Network)

Public Appointments

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital

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