Media Enquiries

Pathology Media Spokespeople

Mr John Crothers
Sydney, NSW

Regional Director for Abbott Diagnostics and a trained Medical Scientist. Mr Crothers can provide comment on the current state and future directions of Australian pathology.

Dr Melody Caramins
Sydney, NSW

Dr Caramins’ specialty subjects include personalised medicine, genetic testing for cancer and other conditions (e.g. cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome) and genetic applications in IVF.

A/Prof Graham Jones
Sydney, NSW

A/Prof Jones’ specialises in biochemistry and can comment on chronic diseases including diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease.

Dr Petra Derrington
Gold Coast, QLD

Dr Derrington specialises in diseases caused by infectious agents including skin, chest and gastrointestinal infections, and hospital acquired infections.

Mr Nick Crinis
Melbourne, VIC

Mr Crinis is a Medical Scientist specialising in chronic disease diagnosis and management (e.g. diabetes, chronic heart disease, kidney disease).

Dr David Clift
Geelong, VIC

Dr Clift is an Anatomical Pathologist. His specialty subjects include skin conditions, gastrointestinal conditions including cancers, brain tumours, breast and ovarian cancers.

Dr Ellen Maxwell
Melbourne, VIC

Dr Maxwell specialises in haematology. She can provide comment on blood diseases including cancers, bleeding disorders, thrombosis and transfusion medicine.

A/Prof Rob Baird
Darwin, NT

A/Prof Baird’s specialty subjects include infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, indigenous health and northern Australian health issues e.g. Dengue Fever.

Prof Miles Beaman
Perth, WA

Prof Beaman’s specialty subjects are communicable diseases including HIV, viral hepatitis, influenza outbreaks, meningococcal disease and parasites.

Dr Penny Yarrow
Hobart, TAS

Dr Yarrow’s specialty subjects include cancers, skin conditions and gastrointestinal conditions such as intestinal polyps, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome

Prof Graeme Suthers
Adelaide, SA

Prof Suthers’ specialty subjects include cancers that run in families and a passion to develop computer-based tools that assist laboratories to manage large quantities of genetic information.

Prof Peter Collignon
Canberra, ACT

Prof Collignon’s specialty subjects include hospital infection control, antibiotic resistance and infectious disease outbreaks such as STIs, influenza and gastroenteritis.

Dr Debra Graves
Sydney, NSW

Dr Graves is a medical administrator and has been the CEO of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia since 1999. Dr Graves’ specialty subjects include systems and regulatory affairs in pathology.

A/Prof Stephen Adelstein
Sydney, NSW

A/Prof Adelstein is involved in research with the University of Sydney and is a clinical consultant at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Adelstein’s specialty subjects include infectious and autoimmune conditions including HIV, lupus, autoimmune arthritis and allergies.

Prof Roger Wilson
Sydney, NSW

Prof Wilson is Chief Pathologist for NSW Health Pathology with a key role in statewide clinical governance and holds academic appointments at the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University.

Dr Nick Musgrave
Brisbane, QLD

Dr Musgrave is a pathologist with Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology and an expert in gastrointestinal diseases. Dr Musgrave’s specialty subjects include conditions affecting the oesophagus and bowel/intestinal cancers.

Mr Bruce Evans
Brisbane, QLD

Mr Evans has worked for over 25 years in the pathology and in-vitro diagnostics industries. Mr Evans’ specialty subjects include the commercial side of pathology and in-vitro diagnostics.

Dr Peter Harman
Sydney, NSW

Dr Harman is the Secretary of Pathology Awareness Australia. Dr Harman’s specialty subjects include in-vitro diagnostics and new developments in pathology testing.