Sally A. Roberts, BSc, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPA. CBIC


Acting Clinical Director, LabPlus

Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician

Microbiology Department, LabPlus

Auckland Hospital

Private Bag 92024

Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand

Phone 64-9 379-7440, Extn 2044

Fax 64-9-307-8922



Dr Sally Roberts is a 1989 graduate of the University of Auckland School of Medicine.  Prior to undertaking her medical degree she trained as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at Middlemore Hospital specializing in Microbiology.

She is a Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician at Auckland City Hospital and is the Clinical Head of Microbiology at LabPlus, Auckland District Health Board. She was appointed as an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences in July 2008 and has previously held a similar post in the Department of Molecular Medicine.

Dr Roberts has been on a number of New Zealand Ministry of Health working groups including the MRSA Guidelines Working Group (2002), Scientific Advisory Group for the National Health Committee on antenatal HIV screening (2003), Chair of the National Antenatal HIV Screening Implementation Advisory Group (2005 onwards), Pandemic Influenza Technical Advisory Group, and Tuberculosis Working Group. She has also a keen interest in medical education and is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Board of Basic Surgical Training (Pathology Committee), Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Microbiology Advisory Committee and the Vocational Training Committee for Pathology Training in the Auckland Region.

Her research interests are in rickettsial diseases, in particular murine typhus. In recent years she has published on staphylococcal disease and on healthcare associated infections.