Our chemical pathologists analyse chemicals in our body fluids and tissues to help diagnose and manage disease. They play a unique dual role of doctor-scientist, looking at changes in human body chemistry for screening, diagnosis, prognosis and management.
Senior Scientist, Drug Toxicology Unit, Forensic & Analytical Science Service
Dr Forough (Flair) Bahadory is a senior scientist at NSW Health Pathology’s Drug Toxicology Unit, which provides rapid analysis to support drug, alcohol and opioid treatment programs. She leads mass spectrometry method development and research and is in charge of programming automated platforms to reduce manual handling and training staff.
Dr Bahadory has more than 17 years of clinical, research and forensic experience working in various fields including chemical pathology, toxicology, hematology, blood bank, immunology, physiology and pharmacology. She has presented at several national and international conferences and has been recognised for her urogenital and gut research.
Dr Bahadory completed her degree in laboratory science in the Iranian city of Shiraz and after migrating to Australia she completed a Masters degree in biotechnology at Flinders University and then a PhD in molecular/clinical pharmacology at the University of NSW.
Testing to support NSW health and justice systems.
Our haematologists help diagnose and treat blood diseases and cancers.
Our immunologists help us better understand and treat diseases of the human immune system.
Every day, our NSW Health Pathology colleagues take part in innovative research to improve public health and safety.