Zimbabwean-born Dr Admire (‘Addie’) Matsika is a registered medical practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in various areas of clinical medicine, having worked in the UK, Africa and Australian health systems.
He currently works as a specialist paediatric and perinatal anatomical pathologist for Mater Health Brisbane, primarily diagnosing childhood and adult cancers as well as investigating genetic changes that impact health early on in life.
Admire is also an MBA graduate of the Australian Institute of Business, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.
He is a Senior Associate Lecturer for the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine, where he teaches and mentors young medical students considering research into cancers and other inherited predispositions to childhood diseases.
Admire sits on the Medical Advisory Committee of Mater Springfield Private Hospital and is the President of a not-for-profit organisation supporting young medical doctors of African origin in Australia. He brings his knowledge of Clinical governance in the not-for-profit sector to the BYS board.
During his ‘me-time’, Addie enjoys listening to music and podcasts, spending the shortest time possible in the gym, reading about new electronic gadgets, and watching stand-up comedy.