The All About Acne team, who are the authors of this site, are a group of health and medical experts from across Australia who have an interest in the management of acne. They include several leading dermatologists, a GP and a cosmetic medical practitioner.

These people donate their time and expertise in order to provide the most up-to-date, practical and relevant information on acne-related matters.

 

Our Team

Our experienced team of experts guarantees the information on this website is independent, up-to-date and based on the highest quality research available. No gossip, gimmicks or fads for unproven remedies – just accurate, practical information to guide you. 

 

Dr JoAnn See, dermatologist, NSW

All About Acne Co-Chair

Dr See is a dermatologist in private practice in Sydney. She has been a fellow at the Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr See has lectured both in Australia and internationally and is a frequent spokesperson on acne. Her subspecialty interests are acne and skin care. She is on the International Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne; a body of clinicians and researchers dedicated to evaluating "best treatment" practice regarding acne, as well as advancing the understanding of acne science.

 

Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer, dermatologist, WA

All About Acne Co-Chair

Dr Gebauer is a consultant dermatologist predominantly in private practice in Fremantle, Western Australia. He also serves as Head of Department at Fremantle Hospital, a State government teaching hospital. Dr Gebauer has ongoing interests in clinical research and trial work, having conducted trials in acne as well as a wide variety of other dermatological diseases. His dermatological interests include general dermatology, industrial dermatology, workers' compensation and legal matters. Part of his dermatology training was in Derby, United Kingdom. A frequent lecturer and teacher of varied medical and paramedical groups in Western Australia, Dr Gebauer has also lectured internationally. He has also been a specialist advisory board member for general practitioner magazines.

 

Dr Brian De'Ambrosis, dermatologist, Queensland

Dr De'Ambrosis is in private practice at South-East Dermatology in Brisbane. He is a senior visiting medical officer in procedural dermatology at Princess Alexandra Hospital and is also a visiting dermatologist at the Queensland Institute of Dermatology at Greenslopes Private Hospital. Dr De'Ambrosis has several publications related to skin cancer and general dermatological disorders. His special interests include melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, Mohs surgery (a highly specialised form of skin cancer surgery) and laser surgery.

 

 

Dr Mei Tam, dermatologist, Victoria

Dr Tam works as a consultant dermatologist at St. Vincent's Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria. She also runs a private practice. Dr Tam has collaborated in a prospective clinical trial looking at acne, isotretinoin with quality of life and depression, which was published in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology (Nov 2002). Dr Tam has also been involved with a range of other clinical research trials including eczema and psoriasis. She has a keen interest in contact dermatitis and clinical dermatology. Dr Tam has been a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists since 1998.

 

Dr Vincent O'Brien, dermatologist, South Australia

Dr Vincent O’Brien is a medical graduate of the University of Adelaide. His first 10 years as a doctor were spent mostly with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in central and remote South Australia. During this time he developed an enduring love of the ‘bush’ and its people. In the early 1990’s Dr O’Brien undertook training in dermatology with the Australasian College of Dermatologists and became a “Fellow” in 1994. He has a wide interest in dermatology, especially in skin cancer and acne. He practices in North Adelaide, and also is a visiting dermatologist at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

 

Associate Professor Greg Goodman, dermatologist, Victoria

Dr Greg Goodman is a consultant dermatologist working in private practice and at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria where he is Chief of Surgery. Dr Goodman has been a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists since 1984. He is a recognised expert and well-known national and international speaker in all facets of dermatology with a particular interest in acne, acne scarring, skin cancer, lasers and cosmetic dermatology. He has authored a number of peer reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters and continues his research in many facets of dermatology. A particular area of interest is the treatment of post-acne scarring, where Dr Goodman continues to be a leader in the field, having developed global acne scarring classification system to determine the best method of treating acne scarring. He has also conducted focus sessions on the topic for the American Academy of Dermatology

 

Dr Phillip Artemi, dermatologist, NSW

Dr Artemi is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon in private practice in Sydney. He is also an International Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery as well as the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. His subspecialty interests are the treatment of acne and acne scarring, and the use of cosmeceuticals in skin care, acne, pigmentary problems and anti-ageing. Dr Artemi has lectured both in Australia and internationally and comments regularly in print, radio and television.  

 

Dr Catherine Reid, dermatologist, SA

Dr Reid is a dermatologist in private practice in Adelaide.  She trained in dermatology in London, Oxford and Adelaide and was Head of Dermatology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital until 2012.  Dr Reid has been the Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials on psoriasis, skin cancer and acne.

 

Dr Mary Dingley, cosmetic medicine practitioner, Queensland

Dr Dingley has been a cosmetic medicine practitioner since 1987. She is a past president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Dingley is a regular speaker and trainer of doctors in cosmetic medical techniques such as dermal filling, botulinum therapy and laser treatments. She is an advisor to the Queensland Laser Safety Committee and on medicolegal issues. In her practice, Dr Dingley employs a range of techniques in the treatment of acne and acne scarring, from topical and oral preparations to microdermabrasion, fillers and laser treatments.

 

Dr Parker Magin, general practitioner, NSW

Dr Magin works in Elermore Vale (near Newcastle), NSW. He is also Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle, and Medical Educator with General Practice Training Valley to Coast. Dr Magin has clinical and research interests in skin disease in general practice and has completed a Diploma of Practical Dermatology from the University of Wales. He also has postgraduate university qualifications in family medicine, general practice psychiatry and epidemiology. The subject of his PhD thesis was the psychological sequelae of skin diseases.

 

Our Supporters

A small number of companies fund the activities of All About Acne, which includes this website. Without their support, particularly the long term support of Galderma, we would not exist.

Funding is provided through an unrestricted educational grant which means it is our team that decides how best we can help people with acne. You’ll see from the content of our website that we focus on providing practical, helpful advice rather than promoting particular products.

Team members do not receive payment for their work with All About Acne.

 

www.galderma.com.au

Galderma is a global pharmaceutical company specialising in the research, development and marketing of innovative medical solutions in dermatology. With state-of-the-art R&D facilities, we focus exclusively on therapeutic and aesthetic innovations. Galderma Australia is committed to the future of dermatology, offering comprehensive solutions for acne patients - from over-the-counter to PBS funded prescription products  and a complementary skincare range.  Our sponsorship of All About Acne is just one way in which Galderma supports acne education.

 

www.oraderm.com.au

Oraderm is a new Australian company where Clear Skin Matters and has relaunched Oratane® in Australia with an expanding future portfolio. Oraderm is a joint venture between Arrow Pharmaceuticals, one of Australia’s largest pharmacy companies, and Douglas Pharmaceuticals, owner of market leading Oratane®. We pride ourselves on being the only Specialty Care Dermatology team in Australia supporting patients and dermatologists in their acne journey with oral isotretinoin. Our partnership with All About Acne underpins our quest to serve our communities, particularly Australian dermatologists and patients.