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Bill Anseline


Dr Anseline graduated in 1991 as a Medical Practitioner from Newcastle University with a bachelor of Science in genetics and biochemistry and a bachelor of Medicine. He has worked in general medicine and over the last 19 years has developed a special interest in skin cancer medicine and surgery with a specific research focus on field cancerisation and preventative treatment modalities.

Dr Anseline founded one of Australia’s largest group of skin cancer clinics, Skin Alert and is also a director and founder of the doctor only skincare company Allmedic. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Griffith University School of Medicine and an Accredited Supervisor (skin cancer medicine) for Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME). He is also a National and International speaker on Field cancerisation and Photodynamic Therapy.

Dr Anseline currently works at his Advanced Rural Skills Training (ARST) post in Dermatology and Skin cancer care on the Gold coast. He is a member of the Skin Cancer College Australasia and the cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia.



Dr Behan graduated from the University of Queensland in 1964 with a MBBS. He was accepted to do plastic surgery training with Sir Benjamin Rank in Melbourne in 1970 during which time he obtained his FRACS in general surgery.

In 1971 he obtained his English Fellowship FRCS while commencing a three-year period of postgraduate research and clinical training with Ian Wilson at St George’s Hospital, Hyde Park Corner and with Charlie Westbury at the Westminster and Henry Shaw at the Marsden.

In 1972 he became a Bernard Sunley Research Fellow at the College of Surgeons (the Nuffield Institute) investigating the vascularity of loco-regional flaps including island flap design. This research lead to the development of the angiotome concept in 1973 and subsequently, the embryological basis of loco-regional flaps within the dermatomal precincts has become the principle behind the loco-regional flap concept. The concurrent development of microsurgery and loco-regional island flap reconstruction including the Keystone Concept has been a part of the armamentarium of reconstructive surgery for the last 25 years.

On being invited by Sir Benjamin Rank to return to surgery in Melbourne he became a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the field of Head and Neck Cancer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute for 38 years and concurrently for 40 years at the Western Hospital where he became Head of Unit involving hand and orthopaedic trauma.

His research into the vascular integrity of the integument and further development of the angiotome concept has led to the publication of two textbooks: Keystone Perforator Island Flap Concept and Surgical Tips and Skills, all available through Elsevier (website).

Recently his postgraduate publications approaching 37 have been submitted to the department of Surgery, University of Melbourne for a Doctorate in Medicine (from submitted publications).




Dr Bell has been in skin cancer practice for the last 14 years, and for the last 2 years has been a founder and medical director of West Coast Skin Clinic, a new and expanding skin cancer practice in the northern suburbs of Perth. His practice involves performing the full range of local anaesthetic skin cancer procedures, including advanced flaps and grafts, and is actively involved in training other doctors in these procedures, as well as in dermoscopy.

Dr Bell is a Fellow of the SCCA, and for the last 5 years has been a College medical educator, lecturing and tutoring in Certificate and Advanced Clinical Certificate courses. He has been a Director of the College for the last 2 years, and serves as Chair of the College Standards Committee.

He lives on the northern beaches of Perth with his wife Shelley and four children. In his limited free time he enjoys cycling, running, food and wine and travel.

Sara Bird



Sara’s background is in general practice, having worked as a GP in Sydney for over 10 years. Since 1998 she has worked with medical defence organisations as a claims manager and medico-legal adviser. She has a particular interest in clinical risk management and is the author of the Medicolegal Handbook for General Practice which was published in 2006.

Sara’s role as Manager, Medico-Legal and Advisory Services at MDA National involves assisting Members and their staff with medico-legal enquiries, complaints, investigations and medical negligence claims.

Jonathan Bowling



Jonathan Bowling is a Consultant Dermatologist working in Oxford, UK. He was the departmental lead and skin cancer lead for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the past chair of the West Thames Valley specialist skin cancer multi-disciplinary team.

Jonathan’s main interest is skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. He pioneered training in dermoscopy in the UK with bespoke courses for GPs, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Since 2002, over 3000 delegates from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and Australia have attended his courses in skin cancer diagnosis. His main interest has been developing an education platform to improve the utilisation of dermoscopy, leading to improvements in skin lesion diagnostic accuracy.

Jonathan has published and lectures extensively on skin lesion diagnosis, and is the author of the award-winning textbook ‘Diagnostic Dermoscopy: The Illustrated Guide’ published by Wiley-Blackwell. He has been commissioned to deliver both training in teledermoscopy and a teledermoscopy service across the UK.

Byan Burmeister



Professor Bryan Burmeister is a senior radiation oncologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Since 1997 he has been on the staff of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland, where he is involved in the teaching of medical students and supervising clinical research.

He is frequently invited to speak at both national and international meetings and has a major interest in clinical trials involving new radiation technologies, melanoma and skin cancer, head and neck and oesophageal cancer. His research achievements in the past six years include being a principal investigator or co-investigator on over 25 clinical trials/projects, a number of which have been awarded funding by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

He has over 25 proffered papers at learned society meetings and has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He also has a strong involvement in serving the professional community.

He was President of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group from 2007 – 2012 and is currently Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group. He has sat on a number of grant review panels and is a frequent manuscript reviewer for prestigious oncology journals.

Phil Crowe

PHIL CROWE – MB BS (Syd), DPhil (Oxon), Grad DipHEd, FRCSC, FRACS 


Professor Phil Crowe is a Professor of Surgery and Clinical Associate Dean at the University of New South Wales and Head of Department of General Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Phil’s major surgical interests are sarcoma, breast and endocrine surgery. He has published widely on subjects such as prognostic factors and outcomes in soft tissue sarcoma, colorectal cancer, thyroid surgery breast cancer treatment, as well as on surgical education.

Tony Dicker



Dr Dicker is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Skin Cancer Clinics and the former Director of the Sunspot Skin Cancer Clinics throughout Victoria.

Dr Dicker has 20 years’ experience working in skin and skin cancer, including 9 years in Brisbane. He obtained his medical degree from Monash University in 1989 and completed his PhD in molecular Biology of Skin Cancer at the University of Queensland in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia (SCCA) and is a senior lecturer with The University of Queensland School of Medicine.

Michelle Gibb

MICHELLE GIBBPhD, M NsgSci(NP), M Wound Care, BN


Michelle commenced with the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (WMI CRC) in February 2015 as Clinical Director. In this role, Michelle is responsible for leading the development of the Australian Wound Innovation Centre, the Australian Wound Registry and Credentialing of Wound Clinicians portfolios.

Prior to her current role, Michelle led the Wound Healing Service at Queensland University of Technology as Wound Management Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive experience in wound management and has worked in a range of clinical settings.

Michelle has been awarded numerous prestigious awards for her contribution to nursing and wound care including a Churchill Fellowship in 2010. Michelle has completed her PhD on wound management nurse practitioner models of practice examining parameters of practice and patient outcomes of this health service initiative.

Mark Gittos



Dr Gittos is a consultant cosmetic (plastic) surgeon who qualified from the Auckland University Medical School in 1984. He completed his plastic surgery training in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, France and the UK.

In 1996 he became a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Saint Andrews Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Essex, where he helped to establish the Basildon Breast Unit. He promoted the concept of immediate reconstruction after mastectomy surgery for breast cancer, and developed the skin-sparing mastectomy.

Mark was the lead reconstructive plastic surgeon at The London Breast Clinic where he pioneered techniques in skin and nipple conserving immediate post mastectomy breast reconstruction. He was also a UK NHS Consultant Burn Specialist for 7 years.

Brigid Hanley1



Brigid is the Cancer Information and Support Services Manager at Cancer Council Queensland. She has a background in oncology nursing and psycho-oncology. In her current role, she manages three of the Cancer Council Queensland’s support programs; the 13 11 20 Information and Support line, the Cancer Connect peer support program and the Cancer Counselling Service team of psychologists and nurse counsellors.

James Harraway



Dr Harraway is a genetic pathologist who supervises genetic 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, is a member of the Commonwealth Government Department of Health’s Working Party on Genetic Testing and sits on the Sonic Healthcare Genetics Committee. He also involved in a number of committees that advise the companion diagnostics industry on genetic and molecular testing. He teaches genetics to registrars in haematology, genetics and anatomical pathology.

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.




Dr Phil Hayden graduated from Sydney University in 1980. He trained in burns, plastic surgery, hand surgery and anaesthetics at Concord Hospital in the early 1980’s before working as a procedural rural GP at Milton Hospital for 28 years where he provided skin cancer and hand services to the local community in both an office and hospital based capacity. He has taught skin cancer and flap surgery at the GPCE in the 90’s, is a foundation fellow of ACRRM, and is an ACSCM and SCCA fellow.

He has previously held the position of Clinical Senior Lecturer at Wollongong University and is an accredited trainer for RACGP and ACRRM. Phil is currently a member of the SCCA Education Committee and is the Director of the SCCA Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery. He works at Logan Skin Clinic full time where he has set up a clinic based conscious sedation service for patients.

Phil is a passionate believer that skin cancer medicine and surgery is and should remain part of primary care.  He is keen to pass on his many years of experience in this field to keep this dream alive.

Lyntette Hunt



Lynette has been the CEO of the Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) since its inception in 2012. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior management and marketing executive working in not-for-profit and professional service organisations providing healthcare, finance and accounting services.

As CEO of the SCCA, Lynette has a detailed knowledge of primary care skin cancer services in Australia and New Zealand. She is a passionate supporter of raising awareness of early detection of skin cancer and played a key role in the development of the SCAN Your Skin early detection public education program.

In addition to driving the growth of SCCA, Lynette is guiding the introduction of accreditation for skin cancer practitioners and skin cancer practice settings across Australia and New Zealand.

Duncan Lambie



Dr Duncan Lambie is a Dermatopathologist at IQ Pathology in Brisbane. Most of his training was at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and he served as a consultant there for five years before moving to IQP in 2013. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Diamantina Institute within the University of Queensland, with research collaborations in melanocytic pathology and biology with the Dermatology Research Centre.

Justin le Goullon



Justin is a Solicitor in the Brisbane Office of Avant Law. Justin holds degrees in nursing and law.  He completed a Master of Laws in 2016.  Following a career in healthcare that included clinical, administration, risk management and patient safety roles, Justin was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in 2005 and joined Avant in 2006.

As a senior member of the Avant Law team, Justin advises medical practitioners in relation to matters involving the Coroner, Medical Board, Medicare, Health Ombudsman, employment disputes and civil claims.

Amanda Oakley


Dr Amanda Oakley has been a specialist dermatologist in Hamilton since 1986. She qualified from Bristol in 1979 and then emigrated to the Waikato. Her postgraduate training in dermatology was undertaken in New Zealand and the United Kingdom (Westminster and Durham). She was Clinical Director of the Department of Dermatology at Health Waikato from 1998 to 2010 and is an Honorary Associate Professor at Waikato Clinical School (Auckland University School of Medicine).

Professor Oakley is President of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated (2011-2013) and also President of the Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (2011-2013). She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases. She is also a Director of the Waikato Skin Research Association at Tristram Clinic and Trustee of the Waikato Medical Research Foundation. She was President of Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc. 2000-2004. In 2012 she was inducted as an International Honorary Member of the American Dermatological Association, and in 2013 she has been awarded Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Dermatology. In 2015, she gained the International Pioneer Award of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and Honorary Membership of MelNet.

Prof. Oakley is manager and chief editor of the New Zealand Dermatological Society’s successful web site, DermNet NZ as well as managing the websites of the Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society.

Prof. Oakley is an experienced general clinical dermatologist. She is particularly interested in the management of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and ageing skin, photosensitivity and gynaecological skin disorders. Academic interests include teaching, dermatological information on the Internet, dermoscopy and telemedicine. She has published numerous articles in the medical literature and reviews articles for international journals. She lectures internationally about teledermatology and dermoscopy, and regularly facilitates workshops on dermoscopy.

Emily Oakley


Emily is the Development Manager for DermNetNZ, the world’s most popular online dermatological resource. She has been part of this for over a decade and is back in 2017 to manage the expansion of the website and some exciting technology-driven education projects.




Dr Blake O’Brien is a consultant dermatopathologist based at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology’s Indooroopilly laboratory in Brisbane, Queensland. He has particular interests in dermatopathology and teaching.

Dr Blake O’Brien graduated from The University of Queensland in 2005 with First Class Honours, and was awarded the University Medal for Medicine. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2012. He joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology as a consultant pathologist in 2012.  Blake has a passion for education and is a skilled teacher and communicator. He is currently an Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University.

Catherine Olsen



Dr Catherine Olsen is an epidemiologist from the Cancer Control Group at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and an honorary Senior Research Fellow of the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the causes and prevention of cancer particularly melanoma and keratinocyte skin cancer, with a strong translational focus. She is interested in genetic epidemiology, modifiable lifestyle risk factors and environmental exposures. She has strong methodological skills, and national and international links to inter-disciplinary cancer researchers. In addition to her research activities, she has served as a member of the Evaluation Sub-committee (ESC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) and the QIMR Berghofer Human Scientific Subcommittee (HSSC). She currently manages the QSkin Sun and Health Study, a prospective cohort of over 43,000 Queensland residents.

Gary Pellizzari



Dr Gary Pellizzari graduated from Monash University in 1987.  He works in skin cancer medicine and general practice in Hampton, Victoria. He plays an active role in skin cancer education and is a past chair and editor of the College’s Blog.

Michael Poulsen



Professor Poulsen is a senior radiation oncologist at Radiation Oncology Mater Centre and was also one of the founding partners of Radiation Oncology Centres. He has a major interest in head and neck cancer and skin cancer with a particular interest in Merkel Cell Carcinoma. He has completed two prospective clinical trials on Merkel Cell Carcinoma under the auspices of TROG. Over 120 articles have been published in the literature and he has completed one of the few prospective trials looking at chemo-radiation in Merkel Cell Carcinoma and is currently the Principal Investigator for TROG 09.03 study on Merkel Cell Carcinoma. He is also a visiting medical officer at Greenslopes Private Hospital which now hosts Australia’s first electronic brachytherapy machine for early skin cancers.

Professor Poulsen currently sits on the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council and is an active member of the Economic Workforce Committee.

Tarl Prow



In 2004, Dr Prow earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in the field of Nanomedicine. He then completed his T32 funded post-doc at the Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and was faculty there until he relocated to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in 2007.

In 2011 Dr Prow became the Deputy Director of the Dermatology Research Centre and was promoted to Associate Professor within the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine. He leads a NHMRC and ARC funded team that focuses on drug delivery, diagnostics and imaging in the context of dermatology.

Dr Prow recently accepted a Research Professor position at the University of South Australia within the Future Industries Institute.

Helena Rosengren



Having completed general practice training in the UK, Dr Helena Rosengren immigrated to Australia in 1994. She has worked as an accomplished skin cancer doctor in Townsville for more than a decade and is the Medical Director of the Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic which she established in 2009. As a fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, she is sent many referrals from fellow GPs undertaking complex skin cancer surgery with meticulous attention to cosmetic results. Passionate about teaching and research, Dr Rosengren is a senior lecturer at James Cook University, and is Chair of the Skin Cancer College Australasia’s Research Committee. She has published several research papers in medical journals and teaches at skin cancer workshops for GPs all over Australia.

Richard Scolyer



Professor Richard Scolyer is currently Co-Medical Director and Consultant Pathologist at Melanoma Institute Australia; Senior Staff Specialist, Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; and Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney.

Professor Scolyer studied medicine at the University of Tasmania. After completing clinical training in Australia and overseas, he undertook pathology training at the Canberra Hospital and at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital leading to Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Professor Scolyer has presented on more than 150 occasions at conferences throughout the world, and is a co-author of more than 400 articles and book chapters on melanocytic pathology and related research. In 2006, Professor Scolyer was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by The University of Sydney for his thesis of publications on melanocytic pathology. He received a NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research in 2009 and 2012, and the Thomson Reuters 2015 Citation Award in the Clinical Medicine category. In 2016, Professor Scolyer was appointed editor of the 4th Edition of the World Health Organisation Classification of Tumours Skin Tumours volume. He is also Vice Chair of the Melanoma Expert Panel of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) for the 8th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging System, an editorial board member of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of Histopathology and Senior Associate Editor of Pathology.

Professor Scolyer is currently President of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology. Together with other MIA colleagues, Professor Scolyer is chief investigator on a 5-year NHMRC program grant and has a personal Fellowship from the NHMRC.

Peter Soyer



Professor Soyer is an academic dermatologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He was appointed as the inaugural Chair in Dermatology by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2007 and as Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Dermatology Department in 2008. He has a strong focus on translational skin cancer research in his dual role as the Director of the Dermatology Research Centre (DRC), part of UQ School of Medicine, and leadership of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Professor Soyer is internationally recognised in the field of dermatology with particular expertise in the areas of clinical dermatology, dermatooncology, dermatopathology and dermatologic imaging (dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy). Within the dermatology discipline he is a pioneer and world leader in the field of dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions, a non-invasive diagnostic method. He has lead the development of the morphologic classification system currently used worldwide.

One of his research focuses is to expand the concept and applications of teledermatology and teledermoscopy, and he is CIE in the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Telehealth. Most recently he was awarded a CRE for the Study of Naevi, to further investigate why some moles turn into deadly cancers and others don’t, with the aim of improving our understanding of naevus development and transformation, along with recognition of the associated changes, to better prevent, predict and detect skin cancer and melanoma.

Professor Soyer has an extensive publication record with over 600 publications to date (more than 150 publications in the last 5 years). He is past President of the International Society of Dermoscopy and the International Society of Teledermatology. In 2016 he initiated the establishment and is Co-leader of the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer (ASSC) Research Centre, a joint venture between UQ and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He is one of three Congress Presidents for the 9th World Congress of Melanoma being held in Brisbane in October 2017.




Dr Strydom is the owner of Skinspots Skincancer clinic, now the largest skin cancer clinic in New Zealand. Franz is a general practitioner with a special interest in skin cancer and is a strong proponent of collegial collaboration for the benefit of patients and clinical staff.

He has a special interest in skin cancer surgery and the effective use of topical field treatment of actinic skin damage.  Franz plays an active role in the development of primary care skin cancer management in New Zealand.

Lena von Schuckmann


Dr von Schuckmann is a general practitioner with a particular interest in skin cancer medicine. Lena has a background in public health, medical research and teaching and is currently completing a PhD in melanoma epidemiology at the University of Queensland. She has been involved in skin cancer research at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute since 2014 and her research interests are focused on skin cancer prevention and risk factors for melanoma progression.

Chris Wetherall



Dr Chris Wetherall is a passionate medical educator and dermoscopist. He obtained his MBBS and Masters Degree from the University of Queensland. He is a fellow of SCCA and RACGP, and holds a Diploma of Dermatology. Chris works full time as a primary care skin cancer GP in a large multidisciplinary primary care practice. He completed a Graduate Certificate of Medical Education at University of Wollongong in 2016. He is a member of the SCCA Education Committee, the clinical co-ordinator of the SCCA Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the Universities of QLD and Wollongong.



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