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Dr Melanie Galea

MBBS (Hons), BMedSc (Hons), FRCPA (Genetics)

Managerial responsibilities

Director – Genetics




Genetic Pathology

Special interests

Constitutional genetic testing


Macquarie Park


Dr Melanie Galea is a graduate of the University of Sydney. She holds both Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degrees with Honours. Dr Galea attained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in Genetic Pathology in 2014. Her genetic pathology specialist training and practice has been in clinical public and private laboratories in New South Wales and Queensland, including NSW Health Pathology (Randwick), Pathology Queensland, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM) and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology. Dr Galea joined DHM as a Genetic Pathologist in 2018.

She has served on multiple professional and governmental advisory groups and committees throughout her pathology career. Notably, Dr Galea is a member of the RCPA Genetics Advisory Committee, and has served on the Evaluation Sub-Committee (ESC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). As an advocate for the discipline, she plays an active role in genetic pathology training and supervision and was the inaugural RCPA National Coordinator for Genetic Pathology Training. Dr Galea is an investigator on multiple research projects, focusing on the translation of genetic testing into clinical practice.

She has a special interest in the application of genetic technologies to clinical medicine, particularly in paediatric and reproductive medicine contexts.