Who We Are


President & Founder - Professor Terry Bolin

Founded by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia in 1983, The Gut Foundation was created to help in the prevention of disease through research and education.

The Foundation is a not for profit organisation specialising in research and education into all aspects of gastrointestinal and digestive health, for both the public and fellow medical practitioners.


The Gut Foundation works with researchers and health professionals all over Australia, to build awareness, improve community understanding, educate, improve screening for digestive diseases, improve standards in practice and research and to engage in and encourage scientific research in relation to digestive disease.


The Board is made up of Gastroenterologists and a number of professionals from various fields, that are dedicated to improving the digestive health of all Australians through the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases and conditions including: bowel cancer, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, malnutrition, reflux, diarrhoea, bloating and constipation.

Our Mission

Find out more about our mission and how you can help.

Our Story

Learn about our beginning and what we've achieved to date.

Our Board

A behind-the-scenes look at the faces behind the cause.


Have a question? Our FAQs page has all the answers.

Changing Attitudes to Bowel Disease & Diet

No one likes to talk about bowel function or stools, possible signs or symptoms of digestive trouble, even to their doctor or partner. But the ever increasing rates of serious problems are forcing us to watch for and talk about anything unusual. And if trouble can be prevented, why not?


About Bowel Disease

Bowel disease rates are increasing.
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Lifestyle Tips

Prevent bowel disease for you and your family with these simple lifestyle tips.

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We're on a mission to prevent bowel disease through better nutrition, education, and research.

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