Dr Amanda Oakley


Please note that Dr Oakley has closed her practice at Tristram Clinic.

Medical School:
  • Bristol, UK Year of graduation: 1979
General training:
  • Waikato 1979-1982
Advanced training:
  • Auckland 1982-1984
  • London 1984-1985
  • Durham 1985-1986
Research interests:
  • Teledermatology
  • Dermatoscopy
  • eHealth
  • Vulval diseases
Other positions/memberships:
  • Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (awarded Queen's Birthday, 2018)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Auckland School of Medicine
  • Diagnosing Consultant, Molemap New Zealand Ltd (2003–)
  • Fellow, New Zealand Dermatological Society (1987; President 2011–2013)
  • Founder and former Chief Editor DermNet New Zealand (1995–2020)
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1985–)
  • Fellow, International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases (2006–)
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (President 2011–2013)
  • Member, Waikato Postgraduate Medicine (President 1999–2004)
  • Honorary Member, New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors (2023–)
  • Honorary Fellow, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (awarded 2018)
  • Honorary Member, MelNet New Zealand (awarded 2015)
  • Honorary Member, American Academy of Dermatology (awarded 2012)
  • Honorary International Member, American Dermatological Association (awarded 2012)
  • Honorary Member, Indian Society of Teledermatology (awarded 2014)
  • Member International Society of Teledermatology (President 2020–2023)
  • Board Member, Australasian Society for Dermatological Research (2012–2018)
  • International Board Member, Department of Dermatology, Balaji Medical College, Chennai, India (2014)
  • Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Dermatology (2018–)
  • Advisory Board Member, Women's Journal of Dermatology (2021–2024)
  • Member, New Zealand Medical Association (2002–2022)
  • Member, International Society of Dermatology (2019–)
  • Member and New Zealand representative, International Dermoscopy Society (2004–)
  • Trustee, Waikato Memorabilia Trust (2023–)
  • Former trustee, Waikato Medical Research Foundation (2007–2019)
  • Former trustee DermNet New Zealand Charitable Trust (2013–2018)
  • Hamilton Science Awards (Kudos) University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement award (2019)
  • American Academy of Dermatology’s Presidential Citation Award (2019)
  • Excellence Award for Exceptional Services to Dermatology, NZDSi (2018)
  • The Peter Rothwell Clinical Teacher Award (2018)
  • Dennis Pick-up Clinical Educator award, University of Auckland (2017)
  • Winner, Clinicians’ Challenge, Ministry of Health and Health Informatics New Zealand (2017)
  • TechSoup Google Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Finalist, Women of Influence Awards (2017)
  • International Pioneer Award, Women's Dermatologic Society (2015)
  • Author, Dermatology Made Easy textbook (2017, 2nd edition 2022)
  • Co-author, Oral Dermatology  – a practical guide for dermatologists and medical practitioners (2024)
  • Co-author, Paediatric Dermatology – a Concise Guide (2014)
  • Co-editor, Textbook of Teledermatology (2000)
  • Columnist New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa 1993–2023
Further information:

Dr Oakley qualified from Bristol in 1979 and then emigrated to New Zealand. Her postgraduate training in dermatology was undertaken in New Zealand and the United Kingdom (Westminster and Durham). She has been a specialist dermatologist at Waikato Hospital since 1987.

Academic interests include eHealth (teledermatology and any aspect of health and the internet), dermatoscopy and teaching. She particularly values her time with dermatologists in training. Professor Oakley has numerous publications including research papers in peer-reviewed dermatology journals, commissioned articles in general medical journals, and case reports. She is often an invited speaker at national and international medical conferences.

See the ORCID record of my publications at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9461-2790.
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