Rod Sinclair

Professor Rodney Sinclair is the Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and the 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. Prof Sinclair is the co-author of the section on Dermatology in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, and the sections on Hair and Scalp diseases in Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology and Bologna’s Textbook Dermatology. He is lead author of Therapeutic Guidelines- Dermatology, Australia and has over 500 research publications. Prof Sinclair Secretary General for the International Society of Dermatology Congress in 2021 which anticipates an attendance of over 4000 Dermatologist delegates from all over the world. He will also convene the World Congress of Hair Research in Melbourne in 2021, which will bring over 500 scientists to Australia. Professor Sinclair is the Director of Sinclair Dermatology. Sinclair dermatology employs 13 specialist dermatologists, a plastic surgeon and a hair transplant surgeon Sinclair dermatology is the largest dermatology clinic in Victoria. Sinclair Dermatology conducts laboratory based research into hair loss, genetic diseases affecting the hair, autoimmune diseases of the skin, skin immunology, cancer vaccines and skin stem cell biology. They also conduct epidemiological research onto skin Cancer in Conjunction with the Cancer Council of Victoria and Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Sinclair dermatology have discovered and patented new treatments of hair loss that are currently undergoing clinical development. Sinclair Dermatology have a dedicated clinical trial centre. All trials are approved by external ethics review boards and are conducted to the rigorous TGA and FDA standards of good medical practice. Trials currently in progress include skin cancer vaccines trials, phase II and phase II clinical trials for biologic therapies for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, alopecia areata, vitiligo, androgenetic alopecia, arthritis, pemphigus, acne and rosacea.