North West Pathology, we are committed to providing the highest quality professional service to our clients.  We are motivated to continuously improve in a professional environment; whilst upholding strong medically focussed and ethical values.
Because we rely on our dedicated and extremely skilled staff to preserve our high standards, we aim to provide an atmosphere which encourages professional and personal development for all our employees.
At North West Pathology we are always willing to provide assistance to our clients, and we encourage you to contact our management and scientific team if you have any queries, suggestions or concerns. 

Michelle McPhie Michelle McPhie
B.Biomed Sci
Branch Laboratory Supervisor
(03) 6430 6740


Dion Triffitt Dion Triffitt
BAppSci (Medical Laboratory Science)
Core Laboratory Supervisor
(03) 6430 6773
Dion graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1991 and has been working for North West Pathology since 1992 at Burnie, Mersey and Queenstown. His current role is as the Core Laboratory Coordinator.


Derrick McPhie Derrick McPhie
BAppSci (Clinical Laboratory Science)
Core Laboratory Deputy Supervisor
(03) 6430 6747
Derrick trained at the RMIHE, Wagga Wagga, achieving his Bachelor of Applied Science in 1988. After working at New England Pathology for six years, he moved to Tasmania in 1997. In 2003 Derrick took up a position as Core Lab Coordinator in Biochemistry at our Burnie laboratory. Derrick's interests in the laboratory include Quality Control, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma and Computing.


Sharon Howe Sharon Howe
BAppSci (Medical Laboratory Science)
Microbiology Supervisor
(03) 6430 6734
Sharon graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1993 and commenced work at North West Pathology in 1994. Initially a multiskilled scientist, Sharon now has a specialised interest in microbiology and serology. Sharon has been in the role of Microbiology Coordinator since 1999 and is also an Approved Health Care Worker.


Amy Skeggs Amy Skeggs
Specimen Reception/Courier Supervisor
(03) 6430 6777
Amy started working with North West Pathology in 2003 as a technical assistant in our Microbiology and Serology departments and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) through Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.  After a short break she then took up a position in 2012 in SRA and began co-supervising the SRA/Courier area in 2013.


Chris Mayne Chris Mayne
Registered Nurse
Specimen Collection Supervisor
(03) 6430 6762
Chris qualified as a registered nurse in 1974 at the North West Regional Hospital, and has worked with North West Pathology since 1980. She completed a Family Planning Certificate in 1985, is a member of the Tasmania Infection Control Association (TICA) and is an Approved Health Care Worker (pre/post discussion) in Tasmania. Chris has extensive experience in pathology collection and techniques, including paediatric collection and training.