Our anatomical pathologists examine tissue and cells taken from patients to diagnose a wide variety of diseases, including cancer.
Director of Scientific and Technical Strategy
Vanessa is an experienced pathology leader and manager. She has been responsible for operational management of several laboratories, collection centers and leading a private company. She has been in her role in NSW Health Pathology since Oct 2018. Prior to this, she was the acting laboratory manager at a NSW Health Pathology laboratory, and spent over 10 years working in private pathology in Australia largely in management roles and about 20 years in pathology in New Zealand and Nepal. Vanessa was looking for a new challenge and to use her skill set and experience to make a difference at a strategic level. She is a Fellow of NZIMLS, Member of AIMS, has advocated for the pathology profession for over 30 years and wanted to continue this advocacy for scientific and technical health professionals as a pathology leader. Vanessa works collaboratively with all portfolios in NSWHP and at all levels of the orgainisation.
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.
Supports delivery of efficient, effective and transparent services. Includes legal, risk management, internal audit, policy, privacy, records management and GIPA (freedom of information) functions.
Mapping the future of health.
Our haematologists help diagnose and treat blood diseases and cancers.
Our immunologists help us better understand and treat diseases of the human immune system.
Our microbiologists and virologists are critical to NSW public health and emergency responses to pathogen-borne disease, and their expertise is recognised world-wide.
Pathology at the patient’s side.
This is the process that happens before and after specimens reach our labs for testing, providing vital links between pathology requests, diagnostic testing and results.
A statewide service delivering a coordinated response for all NSW notifiable diseases in collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health.
Every day, our NSW Health Pathology colleagues take part in innovative research to improve public health and safety.
Our transfusion service is critical to the operation of emergency and in-patient care across NSW.