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QLD Skin & Cancer Trust

Our Legacy

On the 1st of April 1996, six dermatologists in Queensland established the Foundation with the hope of formalising training for registrars in a private practice setting.


Originally located at Greenslopes Private Hospital, the formation of the Institute allowed ongoing access for veterans and war widows in both an outpatient and inpatient setting.


Based on the structure of the New South Wales and Victoria Skin and Cancer Foundations, The Queensland Institute of Dermatology was the first of its kind in Queensland.


 QIDerm is the only not-for-profit organisation in our State that is dedicated to providing expert care to patients at a facilitated learning medical clinic. We hope to continue this legacy for years to come.

Community Focus

The Queensland Institute of Dermatology is dedicated to providing excellence in dermatology services to our community. As a not-for-profit organisation, patients who come to our clinic are helping ensure that our registrars, honorary registrars and medical students are educated in clinical dermatological care.


​The services that we provide to patients are evolving in line with best practice guidelines with the range of services including broad dermatology sub-specialties clinics.

Our Charitable Goals

Facilitate Education & Training of Registrars 

We are committed to ensuring that future generations receive a high level of dermatological treatment options through education.

Advance Dermatological Research

We aim to find better ways of managing skin conditions by developing new treatments for dermatological disorders.


Provide Expert Skin Care to Patients

We aim to provide expert skincare services to all community members regardless of age, gender, financial status, race or nationality.


Extend Access to Patient Services

We continually strive to broaden our range of services for patients to receive better care.

Our Board


Dr Lynda Spelman

Board Chairman

Dr Lynda Spelman is a University of Queensland graduate with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. After spending four years in general practice, she commended a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists graduating in 1993.


Since becoming a fellow with the Australasian College of Dermatologists Dr Spelman has worked full time in private practice, initially at South East Dermatology until her move to Specialist Connect in 2009. She is the founder and chairperson at the Queensland Institue of Dermatology and the Queensland Skin and Cancer Trust. 

A pioneer in her field, Dr Spelman has embarked on various research projects over the last 25 years. This research offers her the opportunity to be involved in new and innovative treatments for dermatological conditions including atopic dermatitis, chronic plaque psoriasis, basal cell carcinoma and inflammatory skin disorders

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Dr Godfrey Wagner


Dr Godfrey Wagner is a University of Queensland graduate with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. While travelling and working in England, he obtained the general physician qualification. Upon his return to Australia Dr Wagner completed a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Since becoming a fellow, Dr Wagner specialises in skin cancer therapy and dermatology service provision to remote and rural areas and teaching at all levels, including continuing professional development. As the Co-Director of training for the Queensland faculty of dermatologists Dr Wagner oversees and advises the training of all Queensland Registrars including the five at the Queensland Institute of Dermatology. 

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Professor H Peter Soyer


Professor Soyer is an academic and clinical dermatologist with over 30 years of experience. Born in Austria, he completed a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Graz before continuing in his analytical roots. In 2007 he was appointed as the inaugural Chair in Dermatology by The University of Queensland (UQ) and became the Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Dermatology Department in 2008. He has a strong focus on translational skin cancer research in his dual role as Director of the Dermatology Research Centre (DRC), UQ Diamantina Institute, UQ Faculty of Medicine; and leadership of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.


Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani


Professor Khosrotehrani is a dermatologist and clinical scientist, interested in skin biology, regenerative medicine and skin cancer. He leads the Experimental Dermatology Group at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute within the Translational Research Institute.  He is also the deputy director of the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre in Brisbane. Dr Khosrotehrani obtained his MD from the Cochin-Port Royal School of Medicine at René Descartes University, Paris, France, where he specialized in Dermatology. He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Institut Pasteur of Paris (Université Paris VI, Pierre et Marie Curie) where he obtained a PhD in Physiology and Physiopathology. He is a fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists and a practising dermatologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital and the Skin and Cancer Foundation's Queensland Institute of Dermatology.


Patrick Staunton


Patrick has over 20 years experience in the Accounting profession, including over 12 years experience as a partner in one of Brisbane’s premier large second tier city based Accounting firms. Patrick established and spent 10 years running a medium-size remuneration packaging practice, including 3 years as the Chief Executive Officer of a the practice after it became a publicly listed company.

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