Humble medical officer passionate about surgery, research and health advocacy
Dr Matthew Irwin is a medical officer with Hunter New England Health which provides services for over 850,000 people including 20% of the state’s indigenous population in New South Wales. His passion for rural training and healthcare has afforded him accolades including awards for “Outstanding Commitment Toward Rural and Remote Health”, Australia Day Citizen of the Year, NSW Rural Achiever and membership on multiple independent and government advisory committees including for the National Advisory Committee to the Department of Health.
A passionate researcher, Dr Irwin was selected as 1 of 2 to represent Australia at the Nobel Prize Ceremony and Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar in 2005. There he dined with the Swedish Royal Family, Professor Barry Marshall AC and Dr Robin Warren AC and presented his research to a small sample of Nobel Laureates. He has since published a few articles and presented at the 15th Quadrennial World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr Irwin was a former Staff Coordinator for the National Youth Science Forum through which his invitation to the Nobel Prize Ceremony was made possible.