Convenors

Dr Anousha Yazdabadi

Anousha Yazdabadi is a consultant dermatologist at Northern, Eastern Health  in Victoria. She is also a senior lecturer in medical education at the University of Melbourne and conjoint senior lecturer in the School of Medicine, Deakin University.

Dr Yazabadi enjoys general dermatology and is involved in advocacy to improve public hospital services and enhance the skin health of, and access to, dermatology services for all Australians. Her research interests include artificial intelligence in dermatology and medical education.

 

Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon

Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon AM is the only person to have attained Australian specialist qualifications in both dermatology and occupational medicine, and she has a special interest in occupational dermatology and contact dermatitis. She established Australia’s first Occupational Dermatology Clinic in 1993, initially at Monash Medical Centre, which transferred to the Skin and Cancer Foundation in 2001. She also established the Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre (ODREC) in 2001, (www.occderm.asn.au) where she has mentored research fellows for almost two decades. She was Head of the Dermatology Unit at Monash Medical Centre from 1991 to 2001 and retired as a Visiting Dermatologist in 2016.

She has patch tested thousands of patients and has been a member of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group since 2009. She has also been involved in the Asia-Pacific Environmental and Occupational Dermatology group since these biennial meetings commenced in 1991, convening the 2001 APEODS meeting in Melbourne. Recently she has assisted East Timorese dermatologists to attend international meetings and she has also established a scholarship to enable training in patch testing for dermatologists from developing countries.

She has published approximately 170 papers and book chapters including the recent chapter on Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Bolognia’s textbook. She has had numerous roles in the Australasian College of Dermatologists, including State Faculty Chair, Examiner, Convenor of the 2002 Annual Scientific Meeting and spokesperson on contact dermatitis. She has been involved in the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc in Melbourne since its inception in 1987 when she established the inaugural Contact Dermatitis Clinic and is currently Vice-President, having been on the Board for much of that time. Perhaps most notably though, she organised the monthly Foundation Update meetings for 26 years, from 1989 to 2015! In 2016 she was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) and the Silver Medal of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Dr Matheen Mohamed

Matheen graduated as a Dermatologist in 2001. He works predominantly as a General Dermatologist in private practice.

His special interests include Biologic Therapies, Skin Cancer, Dermatology Education and Training as well as Computers and Artificial Intelligence in Dermatology.

He holds Public Appointments at The Skin and Cancer Foundation, Carlton and St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy.