Prof Susan Connor

Professor Susan Connor

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Conjoint Professor, South West Sydney Clinical Campuses, UNSW Medicine & Health, Sydney
Head of IBD service at Liverpool Hospital
Senior Staff Specialist at Department of Gastroenterology and Liver

  Research interests:
Value based health care facilitated through e-Health, patient centred tools for IBD, clinician support tools to facilitate IBD care for gastroenterologists, Biologic level testing, perianal Crohn’s disease

  Clinical Expertise:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Bowel Cancer Screening


Professor Susan Connor is a Senior Staff Specialist who established and leads one of Australia’s busiest adult Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Services at Liverpool Hospital in South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD); she is Conjoint Professor with University of NSW (UNSW) and heads one of SWSLHD Academic Units (2018-present).

Prof Connor obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of New South Wales in 1991, graduating with first class honours. She undertook residency at Prince of Wales/Prince Henry Hospitals before continuing her training as a Physician in Gastroenterology at Concord Hospital. Following this Prof Connor obtained her Fellowship at the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1998. In 2005, she completed her PhD on mucosal immunology in IBD at UNSW and received a postgraduate NHMRC fellowship.

Prof Connor received the Australia Day Award for Contribution to Health, Liverpool Council for her work in IBD. She is an active advocate for Inflammatory Bowel Disease care. She is currently on the Board of the IBD charity Crohn’s Colitis Cure and co-designer of the IBD Clinical Management Software Crohn’s Colitis Care including the real-time Clinical Quality Registry that lies behind it. Other current IBD representation includes Australian Faculty for Cornerstones Health, Editorial board member Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal, member of the spECTRUM consortium (International Consortium of the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring), Member of the International Fistulising Crohn’s Disease Consortium and member of the ANZIBD Consortium. Past representation includes Chair of the IBD Faculty within the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, committee member for Crohn’s & Colitis Australia and executive committee member for the ANZIBD Consortium. She is a keen supporter of medical education and of fostering undergraduate and postgraduate research students to ensure a sustainable future for optimising patient care.


B Med Sci (Distinction)
University of New South Wales 1989

MBBS (Hons class 1)
University of New South Wales 1991

Royal Australian College of Physicians 1998

Ph.D. in Medicine Dissertation
“The role of chemokine receptors in Inflammatory Bowel Disease” University of New South Wales

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)


Community Engagement

  • Board Member for the IBD Charity, Crohn’s Colitis Cure (2019-present)


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