The All About Acne team – the authors of this site – are a group of medically-trained skin experts from across Australia who have an interest in acne management.
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 experienced team of leading dermatologists guarantees the information on this website is independent and based on the highest quality research available.
No gossip, gimmicks or fads for unproven remedies – just accurate, practical information to guide you.
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. She 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.
All About Acne Co-Chair
Dr Gebauer is a consultant dermatologist predominantly in private practice in Fremantle, Western Australia. He also served as Head of Department at Fremantle Hospital, a State government teaching hospital. He 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 Tong is a consultant dermatologist in private practice in Sydney’s eastern suburbs as well as a visiting specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital. He is the Deputy Director of Research at The Skin Hospital and leads translational research at The Centenary Institute where he also completed his PhD as the Dean’s Fellow in Dermatology at The University of Sydney. His dermatology training included Perth, Melbourne, Sydney as well as St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London. He is also involved in training dermatology registrars, running GP educational workshops and speaks nationally and internationally on skin health. Dr Tong has a clinical interest in the management of acne and acne scarring.
Dr Tam works as a consultant dermatologist at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Skin Health Institute (previously known as the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc). She also runs a private general dermatology practice in Melbourne. 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). She runs a patch test contact dermatitis clinic at Skin Health Institute and has a keen interest in this field and clinical dermatology. Dr Tam has been a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists since 1998.
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. 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), acne and laser surgery.
Dr Greg Goodman is a consultant dermatologist working as an associate professor at Monash University and at the University College of London. He works in private practice and at the Skin Health Institute where he is Chief of Surgery. 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 holds a doctorate in this area and 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 Selva-Nayagam is a consultant dermatologist predominantly in private practice in Adelaide. She has worked as a senior staff specialist in the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth hospitals in South Australia and is involved in teaching both GPs and junior dermatology trainees. Dr Selva-Nayagam has published in numerous peer review journals and has lectured in Australia and internationally. She has a special interest in acne, acne scarring, cosmeceuticals and cosmetic dermatology. She also works extensively in the area of vulvar disease and general dermatology.
Dr Lee-Mei Yap is a consultant dermatologist who works in private practice at the Dermatology Institute of Victoria. Her areas of specialty interest include acne and acne scarring, rosacea, skin cancers, excessive sweating and anti-ageing treatments including lasers, injectables and cosmeceuticals. Dr Yap is also a Consultant Dermatologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. With an active interest in medical education and training, Dr Yap has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, teaches dermatology trainees, general practitioners and nurses, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.
Dr Lisa Byrom is a consultant dermatologist who works in private practice at South East Dermatology, Brisbane. She has a special interest in adult onset acne and believes in a holistic approach for these patients. Dr Byrom runs a multidisciplinary acne clinic focusing on medication and laser treatment options, dietary triggers, and the early diagnosis and intervention for hormonal triggers. She has a strong interest in dermatology research having completed her Masters in ‘The influence of pregnancy, parity, and sex on melanoma prognosis’ and has published and presented internationally. An Associate Lecturer for University of Queensland and the recipient of the UQDI Clinician-Researcher Scholarship, Dr Byrom is also actively involved in teaching Dermatology Registrars and General Practitioners.
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 educational grants with our team deciding how best we can help people with acne. You’ll see from the content of our website that we focus on providing practical, balanced advice.
Team members (dermatologists) do not receive payment for their work with All About Acne.
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.
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