Dr James Harraway


Special Practice Responsibilities
Pathologist overseeing human molecular genetics and cytogenetics


Genetic Pathology

Phone number

07 3377 8396

Email: james_harraway@snp.com.au

Special interests: Somatic mutation testing, microarray testing, translation of next generation sequencing into clinical practice.

Dr James Harraway is a genetic pathologist who supervises human molecular genetics and cytogenetics testing at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology. As well as overseeing all clinical testing he consults widely with referring doctors and pathologists from other disciplines on this new area of diagnostics. He is also active in the development and validation of new genetic tests.

Dr Harraway has a Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and memberships of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Association of Molecular Pathology (USA).  

He sits on the RCPA's Genetics Advisory Committee, and the Sonic Genetics Committee. He is also involved in a number of committees that advise the companion diagnostics industry on genetic and molecular testing. He teaches laboratory genetics to pathology registrars.

Dr Harraway joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology in 2009. He completed his medical training at Otago University, New Zealand and went on to undergo training in genetic pathology at Canterbury Health Laboratories, Christchurch, New Zealand. He was awarded a Nuffield Medical Fellowship and undertook a DPhil at Oxford University, examining the molecular pathogenesis of Cockayne Syndrome. He was the first New Zealand pathologist to be awarded an FRCPA in genetic pathology.