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Skin Health Institute

Genetics Clinic

The Genetics Clinic provides specialist consultation in a clinical setting specifically for patients with inherited disorders of the skin. These include genodermatoses as well as the skin signs of inherited cancers. The Genetics Clinic requires from a tertiary referral (from a dermatologist or general practitioner) and is conducted on a monthly basis by Professor Ingrid Winship.


Professor Ingrid Winship is the Chair of Adult Clinical Genetics at the University of Melbourne and Director of Genomic Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, commencing in November 2006. 

She was previously Melbourne Health's Executive Director of Research and during her 12-year tenure Prof Winship made significant contributions to improve research capacity and activit within the organisation, including the launch of a Clinical Trials Research Centre in the city campus, the establishment of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, and programs to increase engagement for women in research. 

A graduate of the University of Cape Town, she is dual trained in clinical genetics and dermatology. In 1994, she moved to New Zealand to take an academic position at the University of Auckland where she later became Professor of Clinical Genetics within the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. She was Clinical Director of the Northern Regional Genetic Service, a comprehensive genetic service based in Auckland that she initiated in 1995. In her last five years in auckland she was Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Professor Winship is currently chair of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and a member of the NHMRC Council. She is a member of the Boards of the Human Genome Organisation and the Australian Genome Research Facility & Global Variome.