Our Management

Professor Bob Heddle

Chief Pathologist

Professor Bob Heddle has held senior clinical posts as a Clinical Immunologist/Allergist at the Royal Adelaide, Women’s & Children’s and Repatriation General Hospitals and the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia. Until 2003 he was also engaged in private consultancy practice, when he took up the position as Director of Allergy at Flinders Medical Centre.

In August 2008 he moved to the position of Head of Clinical Immunology at SA Pathology/RAH before taking on the role as Chief Pathologist for SA Pathology in March 2010.

Professor Heddle has major interests in insect sting anaphylaxis with multiple invitations to speak at national meetings and publications in journals with high impact factors. His other major areas of interest are drug allergy, immunoglobulin replacement therapy, the fostering of research activity and the development and maintenance of professional standards.


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Mr Paul Panigiris

Chief Scientist

Paul Panigiris graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science from Charles Sturt University and a Graduate Diploma in Management from Deakin University. He began his career in Sydney as a Junior Medical Laboratory Technician in 1977 and in 1983 moved to Adelaide where he was employed as a Technical Officer at Lyell McEwin Hospital for the IMVS.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience working in many areas of diagnostic pathology. Paul has also acted as a relieving scientist across a number of SA Pathology laboratories. Over the past 15 years, he has managed large pathology laboratories throughout the metropolitan area. Paul was the Directorate Manager of Surgical Pathology from 2008 to 2013 and is currently the Chief Scientist for SA Pathology.

He was a committee member and treasurer of the SA Branch of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) for over 15 years, possessing a keen interest in continuing education for medical scientists.


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