Inflammatory bowel disease specialist service

welcome to gut nutrition

Do you have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis? Are you unsure what you should eat? Are you concerned about your diet or nutrition? Many people with inflammatory bowel disease believe that food affects their IBD but are often worried about eating certain foods because they are unsure if it will have adverse affects on their symptoms.

Gut Nutrition provides specialist IBD dietitian support for people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Gut Nutrition has a clinic in Christchurch for face to face or online consultations. Gut Nutrition provides guidance and support to manage symptoms through food, nutrition and diet.

Scroll down to find how Gut Nutrition can support you.


ibd specialist dietitian



Gut Nutrition was founded by Dr Catherine Wall, a registered dietitian with a PhD in nutritional therapy for Crohn’s disease from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Catherine completed her PhD at the Christchurch School of Medicine campus under the guidance of gastroenterologists Professor Richard Gearry and Professor Andrew Day. Catherine has more than 15 years experience as a dietitian working in New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. She has a broad range of clinical experience including diabetes, intensive care, older persons’ health and gut health. Since 2013, Catherine has specialised in nutrition and dietary management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).

for people with ibd

Gut Nutrition enables people with IBD, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, to access individualised food and nutrition care to help manage disease symptoms. If required, Catherine can prescribe subsidised nutritional supplements and therapies.

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for health professionals

If your patients have food and nutrition concerns or require a specific dietary treatment refer them to Gut Nutrition. We provide a specialist IBD dietetic service and will work closely with you to ensure multidisciplinary care. If your patients have health insurance their policy may include an allowance for dietitian consultations. See our Support page for further details of some of the dietary treatments available.

research and public speaking

In addition to her role at Gut Nutrition, Catherine is a research fellow at University of Otago Christchurch (NZ) and is an affiliate researcher at King’s College London (UK). Her research primarily focuses on food and nutrition for people with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Read her IBD research publications.

Catherine is an experienced public speaker. She has spoken at conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and to organisations including Crohn’s and Colitis UK



Let US help

To enquire about Gut Nutrition services, fees or to make an appointment please enter your details below. Alternatively, you can make an appointment by calling reception on 03 378 6236.

Gut Nutrition clinic is located at 40 Stewart Street, Christchurch. If required, video or phone consultations are available.