Dr Amanda Oakley has been a specialist dermatologist in Hamilton since 1986. She qualified from Bristol in 1979 and then emigrated to the Waikato. Her postgraduate training in dermatology was undertaken in New Zealand and the United Kingdom (Westminster and Durham). She was Clinical Director of the Department of Dermatology at Health Waikato from 1998 to 2010 and is an Honorary Associate Professor at Waikato Clinical School (Auckland University School of Medicine).
Professor Oakley is President of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated (2011-2013) and also President of the Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (2011-2013). She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases. She is also a Director of the Waikato Skin Research Association at Tristram Clinic and Trustee of the Waikato Medical Research Foundation. She was President of Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Inc. 2000-2004. In 2012 she was inducted as an International Honorary Member of the American Dermatological Association, and in 2013 she has been awarded Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Dermatology. In 2015, she gained the International Pioneer Award of the Women's Dermatologic Society, and Honorary Membership of MelNet.
Prof. Oakley is manager and chief editor of the New Zealand Dermatological Society's successful web site, DermNet NZ as well as managing the websites of the Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society.Prof. Oakley is an experienced general clinical dermatologist. She is particularly interested in the management of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and ageing skin, photosensitivity and gynaecological skin disorders. Academic interests include teaching, dermatological information on the Internet, dermoscopy and telemedicine. She has published numerous articles in the medical literature and reviews articles for international journals. She lectures internationally about teledermatology and dermoscopy, and regularly facilitates workshops on dermoscopy.
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