Dr Debra Norris graduated from The University of Queensland with a MBBS Hons in 1984. She then went on to train in histopathology at the Mater and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, obtaining her fellowship in pathology in 1994. In 1997, Dr Norris undertook a fellowship in haematopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital with world renowned authority Dr Nancy Harris.
Dr Norris worked as a Staff Histopathologist at the Mater Hospital before joining QML Pathology in October 2002 as a Consultant Histopathologist. In 2005 she became the Medical Director of QML Pathology. Dr Norris is currently a member of the European Association of Hematopathology and reviewer for the journal of Haematopathology. Additionally, she is an examiner for RCPA, on the Pathology MBS review committee, and a senior VMO to Princess Alexandra Hospital where she provides a lymphoma consultative service for lymphoma diagnosis throughout the state.
Her special areas of interest are lymphoma (including nodal, extranodal and cutaneous lymphoma), dermatopathology and gastroenterology.