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A/Prof Matthew Watts

A/Prof Matthew Watts

Associate Director of Clinical Operations and 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 ICPMR – 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. Dr Watts also joined the NSW Health Pathol­o­gy Clin­i­cal Oper­a­tions Lead­er­ship Team in Feb­ru­ary 2023 as Asso­ciate Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Oper­a­tions, for a peri­od of three years. Dr Watts (0.4 FTE) and Dr Kathryn Patch­ett (0.2 FTE) will back­fill Pro­fes­sor Rob Lin­de­man’s Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Oper­a­tions role while he is Act­ing Chief Exec­u­tive and work­ing as the Med­ical Lead for Fusion.


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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