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Dr Alice Day is a Senior Academic Dietitian undertaking research in diet therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. As part of her PhD, Alice completed an investigator-led feasibility study examining diet therapy for ulcerative colitis and led the development and piloting of a placebo control sham diet for use in a randomised controlled diet trial for ulcerative colitis. Alice is also involved in multiple diet-faecal microbiota transplantation trials and has an active role in teaching, training and mentoring including supervision of research projects examining diet therapy for Crohn’s disease and new models of care for IBD and gastroenterology diet clinics. 

Diet and microbial based therapies to induce and maintain remission of inflammatory bowel disease.

2018 – 2021: Doctorate of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide

2004 – 2008: BSc (Hons) Dietetics, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom


  • Tunbridge Academic Award 2008

Professional Associations

  • Dietitians Australia (2009-present)
  • European Crohn’s Colitis Organisation member (2018-present)
  • Dietitians Crohn’s Colitis Australia Network member (2017-present)
  • Australian Society Parenteral Enteral Nutrition council member (2016-2019)

Positions held

  • Senior Academic Dietitian, TQEH 2018-present
  • Clinical Dietitian, TQEH, CALHN 2019-present
  • Senior Dietitian, Lyell McEwin Hospital, NALHN 2012-2016
  • Clinical Dietitian, Lyell McEwin Hospital 2010-2012
  • Dietitian, Heartlands Foundation Trust, Birmingham UK 2008-2009

“Diet tests pain in a gut” Advertiser newspaper article, October 2021