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Our Board

Dr Mei Mui Tam

President

Dr Mei Tam graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1989 and started dermatology training in 1995 at the Repatriation Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Skin Health Institute and Western Hospital before graduating in 1998.  Mei is a consultant dermatologist at St Vincent's Hospital since 1999 and was at the Royal Children's Hospital from 1999 to 2001 and the Royal Melbourne Hospital 1999 to 2009.

She currently has private rooms on Collins Street, Melbourne and St Albans. Her interests are patch testing and she has a Patch Test Clinic at the Skin Health Institute. She was also a founding member of the All About Acne group, a resource group to highlight the importance of acne and its treatment.

She coordinates the rural dermatology outreach program for Victoria and belongs to the Rural and Regional Committee of the College of Dermatologists.

Dr Edward Upjohn

Vice-President

Dr Edward Upjohn is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon and consults in the Mohs Micrographic Surgery clinic at the Skin Health Institute. In addition he is a consultant dermatologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and is in private practice. He has been associated with the Skin Health Institute since 2003.

Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon AM

Vice-President
Director, Occupational Dermatology Research Education Centre (ODREC)

Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon qualified as a dermatologist in 1988 and as an occupational physician in 1994, being the only person with Australian qualifications in both specialties. A/Prof Nixon started the Occupational Dermatology Clinic in 1993, initially at Monash Medical Centre where she was Head of the Dermatology Unit from 1991 to 2001, and then at the Skin Health Institute. A/Prof Nixon established the Occupational Research and Education Centre, a small research group, at the Institute in 2001.

A/Prof Nixon served on the Board of Management of the Institute from 1989 to 2001 and more recently since 2009. A/Prof Nixon has organised the monthly Update meetings since returning from the UK in 1989. After 5 years as a Censor (examiner) of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, she has recently completed a 2 year term as Chairperson, Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

A/Prof Nixon holds the honorary positions of Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the peak international group for contact dermatitis, the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group and has published over 100 scientific papers.

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CAROLINE MULCAHY

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining the Institute, Caroline was the National General Manager, Business Transformation, Strategy and Insights at the Heart Foundation, responsible for business improvement, strategy and performance, strategic projects and the transformation and transition of the Heart Foundation into one, unified organisation.

Prior to the Heart Foundation, Caroline was the CEO at Carers Victoria (2010-2017) and CEO at Melbourne IVF (2004-2009), leading both organisations through substantial growth and change. Caroline has more than 30 years health experience in clinical care, operational and strategic planning and senior management roles, and in recent years has helped organisations implement new governance and business development structures and processes. She originally trained as a Registered Nurse and a Neonatal lntensive Care nurse, has a Master of Science (majoring in Research Methods) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Caroline is currently on the Boards of the Victorian Council of Social Service (Director), the Queen Elizabeth Centre (Director and Chair of the Quality Assurance & Risk Committee, Variety – the Children’s Charity (Director and VP) and is the President of DAM Busters (a Dragonboat sporting Club).

Associate Professor Peter Foley

Board Member
Director of Research

Associate Professor Peter Foley is a clinical dermatologist, and has a wealth of experience in dermatology particularly in the treatment of psoriasis. 

A/Prof Foley currently holds the position of Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at The University of Melbourne, Director of Research at the Skin Health Institute and is a visiting dermatologist at the Photobiology, Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and the Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at the Skin Health Institute. 

As the Director of Research, A/Prof Foley directs the Institute's rapidly expanding clinical trials program and the Australasian Psoriasis Registry. He has well over 60 peer reviewed publications and has been an investigator in over 50 clinical trials. He is a world renowned expert on psoriasis and has been invited to speak at numerous meetings in all corners of the globe.

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Dr Michael Rich

Board Member

Dr Michael Rich is a dermatologist and was the founding President of the Skin Health Institute, which has now evolved to be affiliated with Melbourne University and St Vincent's Hospital. As a consultant Dermatologist at the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at the Skin Health Institute for over 10 years, Dr Rich has a particular interest in the field of melanomas and was a founding member of the Melbourne Laser Clinic, the first laser clinic set up to treat vessels of the face. As such he is a specialist in laser treatment for conditions such as rhinophyma and acne scarring.

Dr Rich runs the High Risk Melanoma Clinic, which is the follow-up clinic to the Victorian Melanoma Clinic based at the Alfred Hospital. Dr Rich is also is head of the Laser Clinic at the Institute and has had a 20 year interest in aesthetic dermatology.

Mr Miklos Pohl

Board Member

Mr Pohl has extensive experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has trained in this specialist area throughout in Australia, UK and Canada.

On his return he commenced practice as Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Hobart where he practiced for 20 years, then 4 years in London at St George's Hospital with a strong interest in melanoma and non melanoma skin cancer. He has been a valued member of the Institute since 2006.

Associate Professor Chris Baker

Board Member
Associate Professor (Clinical), University of Melbourne
Director of Dermatology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia
Immediate Past President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists
Past President, Skin Health Institute.

A/Prof Chris Baker is a clinical dermatologist based in Melbourne and practicing general dermatology with interests in advanced psoriasis therapies, photodermatology, phototherapy, skin cancer and clinical trials. He is the director of the Department of Dermatology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, past President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) and past president of the Skin Health Institute. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He has served as terms as chief examiner and dean of education of the ACD.

A/Prof Baker, who is based in Melbourne, gained specialist qualification in dermatology after completing the Australasian College of Dermatologists training program in 1991. He was awarded a Florance bequest scholarship to undertake post graduate studies in photobiology at St Thomas’ Hospital London.  He established the first dedicated photodermatology and light testing facility in Australia.  He has been principal and co-investigator in numerous clinical trials for biologic therapies and conducts advanced psoriasis clinics at St Vincent’s Hospital and the Skin Health Institute. He was involved in implementation and development of local treatment protocols.   He was co-founder of the Australasian Psoriasis Registry, an online Australian and New Zealand registry established in 2008 for psoriasis patients on systemic and biologic therapies, which now has over 1,600 patients entered.  He has published over 40 papers in peer review journals and has authored papers on goals of care and quality of life studies in psoriasis.  He is currently the dermatology research lead at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne in a multicentre collaborative developing biofabrication and 3D printing of artificial skin.

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Associate Professor Victoria Mar

Board Member

Associate Professor Victoria Mar is a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists, Director of the Victorian Melanoma Service and Consultant Dermatologist at the Skin Health Institute.

Her primary interest is the early detection, management and follow-up of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. She completed her PhD in 2014, which investigated the clinical and molecular characteristics of aggressive melanoma.

She maintains an active interest in research as an Associate Investigator on the Melbourne Melanoma Project. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee and Academic Research Committee of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and is on the Executive Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group.

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Danielle Huntersmith

Board Member

Danielle graduated in Economics and Law from Monash University in 1989. After 5 years as a commercial solicitor, she commenced practice as a barrister in 1994.

Danielle practices as a barrister specialising in commercial, corporate and contractual disputes. She also practices extensively in alternative dispute resolution both as a mediator and a conciliator, principally in commercial matters.

In addition to practicing as a barrister Danielle has held the following appointments:

  • Advanced Mediator, Victorian Bar;
  • Panel Member of the Liquor Licensing Panel, Victoria;
  • Panel Mediator at the Office of the Small Business Commissioner, Victoria;
  • Deputy Chair, Victorian Bar Dispute Resolution Committee;
  • Chair of the Victorian Bar Mediators Accreditation Sub-Committee;
  • Vice Chair, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, Victoria Chapter; and
  • Conciliator at the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Danielle’s professional background and experience is focused on achieving balanced outcomes and ensuring that appropriate risk management assessments are undertaken consistent with relevant corporate best practice and requirements.

Jim Power

Board Member

Registered Company Auditor, FCA, FFTA

Jim Power is a former Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has over 30 years of professional services experience as an Auditor and advisor to clients in the financial services, retailing and manufacturing sectors. His experience includes time in Australia, Ireland and Asia.

Jim’s clients have included ASX listed entities, subsidiaries of global organisations, major superannuation funds, mutual organisations and the not-for-profit sector. He has significant experience in working closely with finance, audit and risk committees on governance and financial reporting matters.

Margie Stewart

Board Member

Margie has enjoyed success in sales and marketing roles in the hospitality, tourism and professional services industries. She has developed and implemented successful sales and marketing strategies for new and existing businesses, and has an extensive network across a range of industries including, corporate, government, tourism, events and not-for-profit. Margie has also managed teams in both business and consumer environments with a specific focus on solution selling, customer service and building long-term strategic client relationships across multiple industry sectors.

Margie has previously chaired the Professional Development Committee for Meetings and Events Australia, the key industry body for the events industry.

Associate Professor Gregory Goodman

Board Adviser

Associate Professor Greg Goodman has been a practicing dermatologist for more than 20 years. His areas of specialty include skin cancers, Mohs' surgery, lasers in dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and the treatment of acne and post-acne scarring. He holds the position of Chief of Surgery at the Skin Health Institute and has an academic teaching position as Adjunct Associate Professor with Monash University. 

He is a national trainer for numerous temporary dermal fillers and is a member of several international editorial boards and advisory committees. He has always had a keen interest in skin care and skin therapeutics, and has published extensively on acne and acne scarring and the use of muscle relaxant injections, dermal fillers and lasers.

His current research interest is skin ageing. He has lectured widely both in Australia and overseas on the nature of skin ageing and its treatment and has designed software applications to assess this and optimise treatment suggestions.

 

CHRIS ARNOLD

Board Member

Chris Arnold brings experience in corporate, government and the not-for-profit sectors. Chris' six CEO roles include hospitals, law firms and a financial services & accounting firm. This is supplemented by consulting experience in governance, structuring, strategy and business planning and mentoring.

Chris has held eight board roles, many in the philanthropic sector, including 6 years with Philanthropy Australia, 8 years with Australian Communities Foundation and recently, with the Human Variome Project International Ltd.

Management Team

  • Caroline Mulcahy, Chief Executive Officer
  • Peter Monaghan, Director, Corporate Affairs 
  • Jane English, Clinical Operations Manager 
  • Catherine Bennett, Deputy Clinical Operations Manager
  • Julianna Hays, Customer Services Manager
  • Sarah Chivers, Clinical Trials Manager
  • Karin Morris, Accounts Manager  
  • Damien Harley, IT Manager
  • Simon Cumming, Data Manager
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