Assoc. Prof David Hewett

Distant end practitioner


David Hewett, MBBS(Qld) MSc PhD FRACP, is a gastroenterologist and therapeutic colonoscopist, and Associate Professor and Head of Phase 2 (Years 3 & 4) at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. He has visiting appointments at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Prince Charles Hospital. After graduating MBBS with honours from the University of Queensland, A/Prof Hewett undertook clinical and research training at the RBWH, before completing post-doctoral studies at Indiana University, USA where he developed advanced skills in the technical performance of colonoscopy, including the resection of large colorectal polyps.

A/Prof Hewett's clinical research has focused on improving the effectiveness of colonoscopy for the bowel cancer screening, and he has published widely on new colonoscopic techniques and methods to improve physician performance of colonoscopy. He has parallel interests in health systems research and medical education, including quality of patient care, intergroup relations, and procedural skills training. The unique contribution of his PhD work was the application of intergroup theory to interactions between hospital doctors, and exploration of the ways doctors define their group memberships and negotiate conflict, and the impact on patient care.

A/Prof Hewett is active in national colorectal cancer policy and training initiatives. He is a member of national advisory boards for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and for gastroenterology training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association.



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