Congress President and Secretary General

Prof Dedee Murrell, President, 2021 International Congress of Dermatology

Professor Dedee Murrell is Chair of the Department of Dermatology at St George Hospital at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. She is the current President of the Australasian Society of Dermatology Research (ASDR), international board member of the EADV and past Executive Vice President of the International Society of Dermatology.

Professor Murrell has over 300 research publications, has edited 6 textbooks of dermatology focussed on blistering diseases and is founding Co-Editor of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology. She serves on the editorial boards of the BJD, JEADV, IJD and JAMA Dermatology. 

Her research interests include the treatment and pathogenesis of pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, EBA and Epidermolysis Bullosa. Professor Murrell conducts clinical research in these conditions as well as for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, genetic and autoimmune skin diseases, acne, rosacea and skin cancer. She has trained over 50 international fellows in dermatology.

Prof Rodney Sinclair, Secretary General, 2021 International Congress of Dermatology

Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Epworth Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research, the Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria.

Professor Sinclair is the co-author of the section on dermatology in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and lead author of Therapeutic Guidelines – Dermatology. He has written 13 textbooks on dermatology and over 400 research publications to his name. His research is highly cited, and treatment of hair loss receives regular requests for media commentary.

His main research interests are the treatment of hair loss, skin cancer epidemiology, psoriasis, genetic diseases of the skin, autoimmune diseases of the skin, skin immunology and hair and skin stem cell biology. Prof Sinclair conducts clinical research in psoriasis, hair loss and skin cancer prevention and treatment and laboratory research into stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and gene discovery. He is considered a world leader in hair disease, nail disease, psoriasis and skin cancer diagnosis and treatment.