Dr Matthew Roberts

ATH - Associate Professor

Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 66047


Matthew J. Roberts, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRACS (Urol)

  • Consultant Urologist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s (RBWH), Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), Queensland Health
  • Clinician Research Fellow, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • Group Leader & Associate Professor, The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research

Matthew is a medical graduate of The University of Queensland and completed Urology specialty training in Queensland and New South Wales. He completed his PhD under the supervision of Professor “Frank” Gardiner investigating new biomarkers for the early detection and characterization of prostate cancer.

Matthew is a surgeon-scientist, working clinically as a urologist and robotic surgeon at RBWH & STARS with academic appointment as Clinician Research Fellow at Metro North Health (Qld) and Associate Professor at UQCCR. His clinical and research interests are in Urologic cancers (e.g. prostate cancer), focusing on novel imaging and biomarkers, clinical trials, urological infections and innovation in urology. He has authored over 140 peer reviewed manuscripts in international journals and presented research at more than 20 international urology and clinical cancer meetings. He is a member of the EAU Prostate Cancer Guidelines Committee, Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry (PCOR)-Queensland Steering Committee, Editorial Board of the BJU International, as well as Co-Convenor of the ANZUP 2024 ASM.

Research Interests

  • Urology
    All fields related to urology including urologic oncology, prostate cancer, kidney/renal cancer, bladder cancer and others. Urologic infections Quality-of-life and survivorship research Systematic review and meta-analysis.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Bennett, Harrison Y., Harris, Patrick N., Holmes, Michael, Grummet, Jeremy and Roberts, Matthew (2018). Prostate biopsy related infection – risk factors, prevention strategies and management approaches. Urogenital infections and inflammations. (pp. 1-30) edited by T.E. Bjerklund Johansen, F. M.E. Wagenlehner, Y.-H. Cho, T. Matsumoto, J. N. Krieger, D. Shoskes and K. Naber. Berlin, Germany: GMS Publishing House. doi: 10.5680/lhuii000040

  • Roberts, Matthew J., Schirra, Horst, Lavin, Martin F. and Gardiner, Robert A. (2014). NMR-based metabolomics: global analysis of metabolites to address problems in prostate cancer. Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer. (pp. 1-43) edited by iConcept Press. Tokwawan, Kowloon, Hong Kong: iConcept Press.

  • Roberts, Matthew J., Teloken, Patrick, Chambers, Suzanne K., Williams, Scott G., Yaxley, John, Samaratunga, Hema, Frydenberg, Mark and Gardiner, Robert A. (2000). Prostate cancer detection. Endotext. (pp. 1--) South Dartmouth, MA, United States: MDText.com.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)