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A/Prof Matthew Watts

A/Prof Matthew Watts

Local Pathology Director, Southern NSW

He/him. Darug. A/Prof Matthew Watts

Matthew Watts is a Clin­i­cal Micro­bi­ol­o­gist (FRCPA) and Infec­tious Dis­eases Physi­cian (FRACP). He is the Local Pathol­o­gy Direc­tor for South­ern NSW and a Senior Staff Spe­cial­ist based at the Insti­tute for Clin­i­cal Pathol­o­gy and Med­ical Research – NSW health Pathol­o­gy, West­mead and West­mead Hos­pi­tal, West­ern Syd­ney Local Health Dis­trict. He is also an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Sydney.

In addi­tion to South­ern NSW, Matthew has super­vi­so­ry roles at lab­o­ra­to­ries through­out the West, Region­al and Rur­al net­work. He is com­mit­ted to main­tain­ing excel­lence in patient care and ser­vice deliv­ery in both met­ro­pol­i­tan and region­al areas. He has a PhD and cur­rent research inter­ests include the opti­mi­sa­tion of diag­nos­tics and ther­a­peu­tics, par­tic­u­lar­ly with regard to emerg­ing, chron­ic, and oppor­tunis­tic infections.


Microbiology Research



Our microbiologists and virologists are critical to NSW public health and emergency responses to pathogen-borne disease, and their expertise is recognised world-wide.


Every day, our NSW Health Pathology colleagues take part in innovative research to improve public health and safety.

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