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Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon AM


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Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon qualified as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1988, and has worked in general dermatology since then, always at 206 Albert Street (!)  She is additionally qualified in occupational medicine, and holds the distinction of being the only person to have Australian qualifications in both dermatology and occupational medicine.  She completed all her degrees at Monash University and trained predominantly at Prince Henry’s Hospital and also at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

She was Unit Head, Dermatology at Monash Medical Centre from 1991 to 2001 and is still a Visiting Dermatologist at Southern Health.  She started Australia’s first Occupational Dermatology Clinic in 1993.  In 2001, she established the Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre (ODREC) at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, which is a small research group working in the area of occupational dermatology.

She divides her time between the Occupational Dermatology Clinic at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, ODREC and her practice in general dermatology in East Melbourne.

She has published over 100 scientific papers, numerous book chapters and is a member of the prestigious International Contact Dermatitis Research Group, representing Australasia.

Her many roles for the Australasian College of Dermatologists have included Councillor 1997-2000;  member, Victorian Faculty Executive 1994-2013; examiner 2006-2011; Chair, Victorian Faculty 2011-2013 and currently spokesperson on contact dermatitis.  She has been a Board Member of the Skin and Cancer Foundation from 1989-2000 and from  2008 on and is currently Vice-President.  The Skin and Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit tertiary referral sub-specialty dermatology centre based in Carlton.

In 2010, she was appointed Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Monash University and in 2012 she was appointed Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital.

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