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Dr Peter Pockney


Dr Peter Pockney

General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy

Dr Peter Pockney is a colorectal and general surgeon at Newcastle Private Hospital.  He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Newcastle and at UWA. Peter was previously the senior lecturer in surgery at the University of Newcastle for 10 years and continues as a member of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Digestive Health located at HMRI in Newcastle.  His medical school training was at UCL in the UK (Distinction in Surgery) with junior and advanced training also in the UK.  He completed his fellowship in Colorectal Surgery here in Newcastle. 

CI Pockney has extensive translational and clinical research interests, including currently supervising 8 PhD students in surgically related projects with basic scientists and other medical discipline areas at the University of Newcastle.  He also has extensive research projects and has published over 100 peer reviewed papers with colleagues across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and throughout the GlobalSurg Network internationally


  • Colorectal surgery
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Proctology - including haemmorrhoids, fistual and fissure disease 


  • Conjoint Senior lecturer at University of Newcastle.
  • Dr Pockney has published more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles, including more than 15 on the effects of the COVID pandemic on surgical patients, services and outcomes. 
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Newcastle Private Hospital


14 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights 2305