Editorial Board


Professor Rodney Sinclair

Professor Rodney Sinclair is a professorial associate in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, a director of Sinclair Dermatology Institute for Research, Education and Clinical Trials (DIRECT) and professor/director of dermatology at Epworth Hospital, a 700+ bed, not-for-profit private hospital in Melbourne.

He is co-founder and past-president of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research (ASDR), co-founder and past-president of the Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society (AHWRS) and past-president of the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria. He is a vice-president of the International Society of Dermatology, the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology and a board member of the ASDR and AHWRS. 

Professor Sinclair graduated with his MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 1987, was awarded the Australasian College of Dermatology Travelling Fellowship to Oxford in 1993 and completed his Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1995, when he was awarded the Founders Medal. He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine by thesis from the University of Melbourne in 2004, was professor/director of dermatology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne from 2005 to 2013, and in 2012 was awarded honorary life membership of the American Dermatology Association. 

Professor Sinclair’s contributions to medical literature can be viewed at https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=Sw84KV8AAAAJ&hl=en.  


Clinical Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer

Clinical Associate Professor Kurt Gebauer graduated from the University of Western Australia with an MBBS in 1985. His Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists was awarded in 1991. Additionally, he received a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Phlebology in 2001. He was conferred Clinical Associate Professor in Dermatology April 2008.

Professor Gebauer works in a private dermatology practice with his brother Dr Hannes Gebauer and colleague Dr William Hedley. They practise from two clinics in Fremantle and Rockingham, Western Australia. Professor Gebauer is formerly a head of Fremantle Hospital’s department of dermatology and is a senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia.

He is accredited to several private hospitals in Perth and is a member of numerous medical societies, including the Australasian College of Dermatologists, American Academy of Dermatology, International Society of Dermatology, Sclerotherapy Society of Australia, and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Phlebology.

Professor Gebauer holds a Diploma in Sports Medicine issued by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.


Dr Diana Rubel

Dr Diana Rubel is a consultant dermatologist in private practice at Woden Dermatology, Canberra; a visiting medical officer at The Canberra Hospital; and senior lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU).

She completed her undergraduate medical degree in 1988 and postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics in 1992 at the University of NSW. She followed this with her Masters of Medicine (specialising in cutaneous immunology) at Sydney University in 1995 and completed her postgraduate specialist training in dermatology (Australasian College of Dermatologists’ fellowship) in 1998. 

Dr Rubel has more than 15 years’ experience at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, Darlinghurst, Sydney, and has been a staff specialist at the Sydney Childrens Hospital for 10 years.

Her goal is to excel in patient care and service to her patients, referring doctors and staff. She is passionate about consistently delivering high quality care to all patients, and has developed special interests in skin cancer management, paediatric dermatology, acne, psoriasis, cosmetic dermatology and clinical trials.


Professor Pablo Fernández-Peñas

Professor Pablo Fernández-Peñas is professor of dermatology, joint head of dermatology and director of the Centre for Translational Skin Research at the University of Sydney. He is also head of the department of dermatology at Westmead Hospital, lead of the melanoma laboratories at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and NSW lead of the ACRF Australian Centre of Excellence in melanoma imaging and diagnosis.

Previously, he was staff specialist (dermatology) at Hospital Universitario de la Princesa and clinical professor at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, Spain.

Since 2007, Pablo has expanded clinical, research and education services in Western Sydney. He opened the Dermatology Comprehensive Clinical Centre at Westmead Hospital with clinics for severe psoriasis, severe eczema, autoinflammatory diseases (hidradenitis suppurativa), graft versus host disease, cutaneous lymphoma, solid organ transplant dermatology, high-risk melanoma and oncodermatology.

Professor Fernández-Peñas set up the Dermatology Clinical Trials and Research Unit, with immunohistochemistry and proteomic platforms, a dermatology tissue bank and a dermatology imaging unit. 

He has participated in more than 60 clinical trials and his main fields of interest are oncodermatology, immunology, quality of life and applied information technologies.


Dr Celeste Wong

Dr Celeste Wong obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Biomedical Science degrees from the University of Melbourne. She then undertook a further four years of dermatology specialist training in Victoria at various tertiary referral hospitals and centres including the Royal Children’s, Royal Melbourne and Alfred hospitals, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Skin and Cancer Foundation.

She was awarded the Harvey Rotstein award by the Victorian faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists for her personal and professional excellence as well as her dedication to patient care throughout her registrar training.

Dr Wong has a keen interest in dermatology education both locally and overseas and has taught healthcare practitioners nationally and internationally. Her strong commitment to serving the underprivileged is evidenced by her ongoing voluntary work in rural North India.

She also serves on the International Dermatology Outreach Committee of the Australasian College of Dermatologists to facilitate ongoing dermatology services to rural and remote regions of the world.

Dr Wong is a consultant dermatologist at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre, and has a range of interests including paediatric dermatology, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, excessive sweating and skin cancer.