Dr Rebecca Adams

B.Mus(Vocal) MBBS(Hons 1st class) FRCPA






(07) 3377 8556

Special interests

Haematology morphology, diagnostic haematology, flow cytometry, malignant haematology, and haematology training and education.
















































Dr Rebecca Adams is a consultant haematologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane. She reports across all areas of diagnostic haematology, working closely with her colleagues in clinical practice.

Dr Adams graduated in medicine with First Class Honours from The University of Queensland in 2004. Her academic achievements saw her awarded several prizes: the University Medal for Medicine; the Charles Mitford Lilley Memorial Prize for greatest merit in surgery; the Neville G. Sutton Prize for highest score in surgery; the Lilian Cooper Prize for highest overall achievement over four years; and the RACGP Ben Adsett Memorial Prize for highest score in GP rotation.

She undertook her residency at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and it was there she made the decision to move on to specialist training in haematology.  During her training, she was involved in research projects and published review articles, research articles and case studies, and was the recipient of several grants. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2014, and has since worked in the private sector.

She is passionate about delivering quality service and ensuring accurate and timely results, and is particularly interested in developing new ways to utilise diagnostic haematology laboratory testing, to streamline and improve the testing algorithm.

She is also active more widely in helping to maintain professional standards in haematology and serves on a number of committees, including: the RCPA Queensland Committee; the Pathology Update 2018 Haematology Scientific Program Committee and the Blood 2018 (formerly HAA conference) Conference Organising Committee. She is also Chair of the Pathology Update 2019 Haematology Scientific Program Committee.

Dr Adams holds a number of roles in training and education. As well as being responsible for the teaching of registrar, scientists, and students who rotate through the Haematology department, she is the RCPA's Network Coordinator of Advanced Haematology training in Queensland. She is an RCPA examiner in haematology and a reviewer for the college's pathology journal. She is also a senior lecturer at The University of Queensland.

She has memberships of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand; the Australian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis; the International Society for Laboratory Haematology; the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion; the Australian Cytometry Society; and the American Society of Haematology.

Dr Adams regularly presents at meetings and conferences and is published in her fields of interest.

She has a long-held passion for music, having graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Music (Vocal) in the early years of her tertiary training. Although no longer involved in regular performance, she is proud to be a member of the Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir, an energetic, committed group of like-minded medical professionals, students and friends who perform three times a year to share their talents with the broader community.

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