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Amanda Oakley MBChB (Bristol) FRACP PGDipHealInf FNZDS

Interests & facilities at Tristram Clinic:
  • Skin diseases and conditions
  • Skin cancer, melanoma and mole checks
  • Vulval diseases
  • Patch testing
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Southern Cross affiliated
  • Plastic surgery on site 
  • Vascular surgery, sclerotherapy, laser & ultrasound scanning on site 
  • Cosmetic procedures undertaken on site by Tristram Appearance Medicine:
    • Botulinum toxin 
    • Hyaluronic acid implantation
    • Chemical peels
    • Intense pulsed light (Quantum IPL)
    • Cutera laser  
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:
  • Telemedicine
  • Dermatoscopy
  • Health Informatics
  • Vulval diseases
Other positions/memberships:
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Auckland School of Medicine
  • Diagnosing Consultant, Molemap New Zealand Ltd
  • Director, Waikato Skin Research Association
  • Fellow, New Zealand Dermatological Society (President 2011–2013)
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow, International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (President 2011-2013)
  • Member, Waikato Postgraduate Medicine (President 1999–2004)
  • Honorary Member, American Academy of Dermatology (awarded 2012)
  • Honorary International Member, American Dermatological Association (awarded 2012)
  • Honorary Member, MelNet New Zealand (awarded 2015)
  • Honorary Member, Indian Society of Teledermatology (awarded 2014)
  • Board Member, Australasian Society for Dermatological Research
  • International Board Member, Department of Dermatology, Balaji Medical College, Chennai, India
  • Member, New Zealand Medical Association
  • Trustee, Waikato Medical Research Foundation
  • Trustee, DermNet New Zealand
  • Website Manager, Chief Editor and Trustee DermNet New Zealand
  • Website Manager Australian and New Zealand Society for Vulvovaginal Disease
  • International Pioneer Award 2015, Women's Dermatologic Society
  • Co-editor, Textbook of Teledermatology
  • Co-author, Paediatric Dermatology – a Concise Guide
  • Author, Dermatology Made Easy textbook
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 for Health Waikato since 1987.

She is particularly interested in the management of ageing skin including early diagnosis of melanoma, medical management of skin cancers, photosensitivity disorders, phototherapy, psoriasis and gynaecological skin disorders. Academic interests include health informatics (telemedicine and internet medicine), dermatoscopy, clinical trials and teaching. Professor Oakley has numerous publications including research papers in peer reviewed dermatology journals, commissioned articles in general medical journals, and case reports.

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