Dr Matt Irwin

Dr Matt Irwin

Conjoint Lecturer
Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Matt Irwin is a conscientious general surgeon completing a doctorate and subspecialty training in colorectal surgery.  He is passionate about patient advocacy, evidence-based practice and education. 

Matt is affiliated with both the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney.  He is a Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW, and he coordinates two courses for the Master of Surgery and Master of Critical Care at the University of Sydney.  Matt has received teaching awards at each.

Matt is an avid researcher and mentor for junior doctors early in their research careers.  His research has been presented at local and international conferences, and published in local and international peer-reviewed journals including Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Colorectal Disease, British Medical Journal, and the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Surgery.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    Irwin MP; Dutta T; Jambor MA; Morgan MJ; Turner CE; Liang Y, 2024, 'Realized impact of COVID-19 related disruptions on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program', ANZ Journal of Surgery, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.18894
    Journal articles | 2024
    Irwin MP; Morgan MJ; Turner CE, 2024, 'Implementation of video-assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT) for complex fistulas – A Video Vignette', Colorectal Disease, 26, pp. 584 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/codi.16892
    Journal articles | 2024
    Irwin MP; Ooi K; Mackowski A, 2024, 'Endoanal Ultrasonography.', Dis Colon Rectum, 67, pp. e1452 - e1453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000003232
    Journal articles | 2023
    Jambor M; Irwin M; Kirkland O; Seton R, 2023, 'Complete transection of the descending colon following blunt abdominal trauma.', BMJ Case Rep, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2023-254553
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'ESCP's 18th Scientific and Annual Conference, 27-29 September 2023, LITEXPO in Vilnius, Lithuania.', Colorectal Dis, 25 Suppl 2, pp. 4 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/codi.16718
    Journal articles | 2018
    Irwin MP; Chan KJ; Fenton-Lee D, 2018, 'How to do a simple laparoscopic jejunostomy', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88, pp. 504 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.14378
    Journal articles | 2017
    2017, 'Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 86th Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide, Australia, 8-12 May 2017.', ANZ J Surg, 87 Suppl 1, pp. 3 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.13987
    Journal articles | 2014
    George M; Asab NA; Varughese E; Irwin M; Oldmeadow C; Hollebone K; Apen K; Renner S, 2014, 'Risk awareness on uterine cancer among Australian women.', Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 15, pp. 10251 - 10254, http://dx.doi.org/10.7314/apjcp.2014.15.23.10251
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Irwin M, 2023, 'Long-term outcomes and patient experience with sacral neuromodulation for faecal incontinence: a multi-centre, longitudinal cohort study', presented at European Society of Coloproctology 18th Scientific Conference, Lithuania, 27 September 2023 - 29 September 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/codi.16718
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Irwin M, 2023, 'Patient experience with sacral neuromodulation for faecal incontinence beyond incontinence and quality of life scores: a multi-centre, longitudinal cohort study', presented at Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology 19th Scientific Congress, Singapore, 19 October 2023 - 21 October 2023
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Irwin M, 2017, 'Prospective, multi-centre audit of the surgical night registrar experience', presented at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 86th Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide, Australia, 08 May 2017 - 12 May 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ans.13987
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Irwin M, 2016, 'Supporting stakeholders through change: Change management, reforms and challenges', presented at The National Health Sector Managers and Leaders Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 03 March 2016 - 04 March 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Irwin M, 2014, 'Longitudinal cohort study of secondary school students attending a 2-week program exposing them to career options in STEM', presented at National Youth Science Forum, Canberra, Australia, 06 January 2014 - 18 January 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Irwin M, 2012, 'Acute pain management for neck of femur fractures: a comparison of the fascia iliaca block versus traditional opiates', presented at 15th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25 March 2012 - 30 March 2012, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22493781/
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Irwin M, 2010, 'The element of surprise: a hands-on approach to getting your rural health message across', presented at National Rural Health Conference, Alice Springs, Australia, 15 July 2010 - 17 July 2010
    Conference Presentations | 2005
    Irwin M, 2005, 'A nationally coordinated program inspiring remote Australians to pursue a career in science and return to their community', presented at Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, Stockholm, Sweden, 04 December 2005 - 11 December 2005