Dr Matthew Roberts

Associate Professor

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine

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) and Redcliffe Hospitals, Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS), Queensland Health
  • Clinician Research Fellow, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • Group Leader & Senior Lecturer, 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 was recently successful in being awarded a highly competitive Metro North Clinician Research Fellowship and works as a surgeon-scientist with interests in urologic cancers, infections and other diseases for which he has authored many communications, including 1 book (Senior Editor) and 3 book chapters, and more than 80 peer reviewed manuscripts in international journals and presented his research at more than 20 international urology and clinical cancer meetings.

He has been the recipient of the NH&MRC Clinical Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Cancer Council Queensland PhD Scholarship and John Buckingham Travelling Fellowship (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), as well as being selected for the Global Young Scientists Summit, 2016 following a competitive selection process by Australian Research Council and was the only UQ student selected. He has been awarded the Doctor-in-Training Research Scholarship by Avant Mutal Group, Highly Commended for the Research Support Award at the Metro North Excellence Awards (2020) and received the Professor William Egerton Surgical Research Award at the 2012 and 2011 RBWH Healthcare Symposia, being the first medical student to win this award.

Matthew has been an invited peer reviewer for NH&MRC Project Grants and more than 30 international journals, including as an Editorial Board member for the BJU International and recognized as being in the top 20 in UQ Researchers for Peer Review (per Publons). His research supervision includes MBBS Honours (First Class) and multiple junior doctors resulting in international publications and presentations.

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.


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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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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)