Our Management

Dr Glenn Edwards – Director of Pathology, SA Pathology 

MBBS, MD, MAACB, FRCPA, FACHI

An experienced Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Dr Edwards was previously Head of Chemical Pathology in Western Australia and National Medical Director of St John of God Pathology.

A recognised industry leader in pathology informatics, his key areas of focus are in evidence-based pathology, leveraging clinical and business knowledge to drive better care, improve health quality and business growth, and in the use of decision support to enhance clinical outcomes for patients.

After studying Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Dr Edwards trained in Pathology at Royal Perth Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. Completing an MD in Pathology at the University of New South Wales, he was appointed a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics.

Prior to joining St John of God, Dr Edwards was Head of Chemical Pathology at Western Diagnostic Pathology. He has also worked with Pacific Knowledge Systems developing software for decision support in pathology, and before that for the Gribbles Group.

As a healthcare executive with extensive experience in clinical service provision, Dr Edwards comes to SA Pathology with leadership roles in public and private health care sectors and not for profit organisations. His involvement in clinical governance, legislative compliance and strategic and operational planning has seen him manage programs which support medical practitioners in primary health and private hospitals in order to improve clinical outcomes.

Glenn.Edwards@sa.gov.au

08 8222 3286

 

Dr Janice Fletcher

Deputy Director

Dr Janice Fletcher is a Paediatrician and Geneticist with specialist training in metabolic diseases. She trained in Sydney and Melbourne, which included working at the Murdoch Institute, qualifying as a Genetic Pathologist in Biochemical Genetics. She is Pathologist in Charge of the Newborn Screening and Metabolic Laboratories, responsible for diagnosis of lysosomal and peroxisomal disorders in children. The laboratories perform significant numbers of prenatal tests for patients in South East Asia and around the world.

Dr Fletcher is also a senior lecturer in paediatrics and has an international reputation in clinical management of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). She is the Australian communicating member for the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (UK) and Secretary of the Organising Committee for the International Congress of IEM.

Her interests include achieving quality outcomes in newborn screening and inborn errors of metabolism, and in postgraduate medical training and the interface between laboratory and clinician. As Clinical Director of SA Pathology’s Genetics and Molecular directorate, she is actively involved in bringing next generation sequencing into routine clinical use. 

janice.fletcher@sa.gov.au

08 8161 8742

 

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.

paul.panigiris@sa.gov.au

08 8222 3019