Public Health


Public Health is our newest statewide service and is a key part of the value we bring to the health system.

Our public health experts work across a range of areas including:  

  • disease outbreaks 
  • laboratory investigations for notifiable diseases 
  • responses to emerging diseases 
  • monitoring public health trends
  • public health research and education 
  • supporting emergency preparedness 

Professor Dominic Dwyer (pictured right) has been appointed as our first-ever Director of Public Health Pathology. Dominic is a medical virologist and was the director of our former Pathology West network.

Having a dedicated director overseeing this critical area reflects the importance we place on our role in protecting the health of our communities.

He will work with our pathology teams and the public health teams in our Forensic & Analytical Science Service to ensure our services are best practice, well-coordinated and meet the needs of patients, our customers and the broader health system.