prof rod sinclair

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.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, MELBOURNE (1987)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Melbourne, MELBOURNE (2004)
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists (1995)
  • Fellow British Association Dermatology
  • Fellow American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow American Dermatology Association
  • Board Member and Fellow International Society of Dermatology
  • Board Member and Fellow Australasian Society for Dermatology Research
  • Board Member and Fellow Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society


  • Skin cancer
  • Alopecia areata
  • Androgentic Hair loss
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Auto-immune diseases of the skin
  • Skin immunology
  • Hair and skin stem cell biology


  • English

Accreditations & Memberships

Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society
international academy cosmetic dermatology
european medecines agency
deakin university
congress dermatology
bellberry limted
australiasian college dermatologists
australian government national health
australian government ip
australian clinical trials
albinism fellowship australia
american dermatological association
british association of dermatology
international society of dermatology
university of melbourne
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