Dr Matthew Roberts
BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRACS (Urol)
Clinician Research Fellow, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Matthew is a medical graduate of The University of Queensland (UQ) and underwent Urology specialty training in Queensland, including at Redcliffe Hospital. He completed his training at Nepean Hospital in New South Wales, which was the first public hospital to offer Robotic Surgery and remains the busiest public robotics program in NSW. He gained considerable experience in robotic oncology for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer, as well as innovative endourological techniques, including Holmium Enucleation Prostatectomy (HoLEP), En-Bloc removal of Bladder tumours and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) with laser surgery for large kidney stones.
His clinical and research interests include urologic oncology (surgery and other treatments, imaging and biomarkers), endourology and urological infections.
Matthew was recently successful in being awarded a highly competitive Metro North Clinician Research Fellowship and works as a surgeon-scientist as Group Leader of the Prostate Theranostics and Urological Diseases Research Group at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR). He has pursued research throughout his training, including completion of his PhD under the supervision of Professor “Frank” Gardiner investigating new biomarkers for the early detection and characterization of prostate cancer. Matthew has authored many communications, including a book (Senior Editor) and three chapters, and more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts in international journals, as well as presented his research at more than 20 international urology and clinical cancer meetings.
Matthew has received many prizes and scholarships and is an invited peer reviewer for NH&MRC Project Grants and more than 20 international journals, recognized as being in the top 20 in UQ Researchers for Peer Review (per Publons) and member of the UQ Faculty of Medicine Human Research Ethics Committee. His research supervision includes MBBS Honours (First Class) and multiple junior doctors resulting in international publications and presentations.
Matthew maintains an interest in medical education as a Senior Lecturer with the UQ Faculty of Medicine, being an invited lecturer for medical student education and invited member of the Medical Student Research Committee.