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Raising standards. Promoting excellence.

Raising standards. Promoting excellence.

Raising standards. Promoting excellence.

Raising standards. Promoting excellence.

Enrolments now open for 2020

What's new with myQAP?


The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs are world leaders in the provision of external quality assurance (EQA) for pathology laboratories. We offer a comprehensive range of EQA for all disciplines of pathology including Molecular Genetics, Biosecurity and Point-of-Care. Our programs are offered in Australia and internationally in over 80 countries. RCPAQAP is committed to providing an efficient and customer-focused service to participants.


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RCPAQAP in motion.

At RCPAQAP our quality assurance programs feature regular and frequent challenges, peer-reviewed assessments and educational activities, all designed to monitor the quality of both individuals and their laboratory services. This short film explains more.


Professor Tony Badrick

Chief Executive Officer

Tony was Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University for 4 years before becoming the CEO of the RCPAQAP in 2015. He is an Adjunct Professor School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Honorary Associate Professor, National Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health Australian National University College of Health and Medicine, Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, and Visiting Fellow, Australian Institute for Health Innovation, Macquarie University.


Dr Louise Wienholt

Manager - Commercial Strategy and Business Development

Louise is the Manager of Commercial Strategy and Business Development at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) and a Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. She has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, a Master’s of Science in Medicine specialising in coeliac disease, a Doctorate of Business Administration focusing on quality in diagnostic pathology testing and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Science of the Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia in the discipline of Immunopathology.


Derek Holzhauser

Chief Information Officer

Derek Holzhauser is the Chief Information Officer at RCPAQAP. He brings 20 years worth of experience in pathology informatics. Derek has held previous pathology informatics roles at St Vincent’s Hospital, Cerner Corporation, and most recently as a Computer Manager for Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health Districts.


Jennifer Ross

Quality Manager

Jenny trained in a number of pathology disciplines including microbiology, haematology and histology at the Queensland State Health Laboratories before commencing at the Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital in the mid 80’s where she began her career in diagnostic cytopathology. Jenny became Cytology Manager at QML Pathology in 1995 and took a strong interest in quality assurance, staff training and continuing education activities.


Joanna Gray

Manager - Biosecurity

Joanna has a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Microbiology from the University of Technology, Sydney. She has approximately 40 years’ experience in microbiology and quality management, a black belt in six sigma and lean, a broad range of experience in training (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment) and other business improvement roles in the pharmaceutical and medical industries in organizations such as;


Peter Graham

Manager - Blood Disciplines

Peter is the Manager of the Blood Disciplines at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP).  Blood Disciplines encompasses Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Transfusion, Serology and Immunology. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Applied Science – Clinical Biochemistry.


Julia Pagliuso

Manager - Tissue Disciplines

Julia has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, the Certificate of the Australian Society of Cytology, the Certificate of the International Academy of Cytology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Prior to her role at the RCPQAP, experience includes various appointment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital including Laboratory Manager of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Senior Scientist in Charge of Cytology and Special Projects Officer in Laboratory Information Services.


John Sioufi

Manager - User Experience

John Sioufi is a long-standing member of the RCPAQAP team having worked previously at Westmead Hospital and Macquarie Pathology Laboratories and is highly experienced in all facets of haematology. John commenced his employment with the RCPAQAP Haematology in 1990, obtaining his role as manager from 1998 to present.


Stephanie Gay

Scientist - Informatics

Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Australian National University and has 30 years experience in Private Pathology before joining RCPAQAP in 2013. Stephanie was appointed the  Manager of  Chemical Pathology for Hampson’s Pathology in Newcastle in 1995, and moved to the position of Area Manager for New England in 2006 and subsequently moved to take up the position of Area Manager for Riverina in 2011.  


Anthony Green

Manager - IT Systems

Anthony has extensive education and experience in many areas including Electronic Engineering, Office Administration, Information Technology, Web Development and Network Management. Working with the RCPAQAP for over a decade, Anthony has been managing the day to day operations of the Organisation's computing infrastructure and overseen the merging of multiple QAP offices into a single purpose-built location in St Leonards.


Elizabeth Haremza

Manager - Microbiology

Elizabeth started her career in microbiology 35 years ago as a trainee scientific officer. She has a Bachelor of Science (UTS) and a Master’s Degree in Science Management (UTS). Elizabeth has been Program Manager for the RCPAQAP Microbiology since 2006.


Dr Torsten Theis

Senior Scientist – Biosecurity

Torsten is the Senior Scientist at the Biosecurity Department of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP). He received his PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the Berlin University of Technology (Germany). A post-doctorate fellow and lecturer at University Colleges London (UK)


Wayne Randle

Head of Infrastructure

Wayne is the Head of Infrastructure at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP). Wayne has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain.

More about our staff

The RCPA is the leading organisation representing Pathologists and Senior Scientists in Australasia.

Its mission is to train and support pathologists and senior scientists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare.