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Rodney Sinclair

Rodney Sinclair MD, MBBS, FACD

Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Director of Dermatology, Epworth Healthcare Director, Sinclair Dermatology, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia

Professor Rodney Sinclair is 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. 

Prof Sinclair is the co-author of the section on Dermatology in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the hair Chapter in Rook and also Bologna and lead author of Therapeutic Guidelines- Dermatology. He has written 13 textbooks of dermatology, and has over 400 research publications. 

Prof Sinclair convened the World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology in Melbourne in 2006 and the World Congress of Hair Research in Cairns in 2010.   He also convened the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Dermatology research each year from 1999-2012

His main research interests are androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, skin cancer epidemiology, psoriasis, genetic diseases of the skin, autoimmune diseases of the skin, skin immunology and hair and skin stem cell biology. 

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Hair Shedding in Women: How Much Is Too Much?