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Meet the Clinical Trials Team

 

Associate Professor Peter Foley MBBS, MD, FACD | Research Director, Board Member Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc

   

Associate Professor Peter Foley is a senior clinical dermatologist with a wealth of experience, particularly in the treatment of psoriasis. A/Prof Foley currently holds the position of Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at The University of Melbourne, Director of Research at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, Head of Dermatology Research at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, and the Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.

 

As Director of Research, A/Prof Foley directs a rapidly expanding clinical trials program and the Australasian Psoriasis Registry. He has well over 80 peer reviewed publications and has been an investigator in over 80 clinical trials. He is a world-renowned expert on psoriasis and has been invited to speak at numerous meetings in all corners of the globe.

 

Associate Professor Alvin Chong MBBS, BMed, FACD  | Principal Investigator

 

 

Associate Professor Chong is a senior dermatologist at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. A/Prof Chong has been elected Member of the prestigious Melbourne University Academy of Clinical Teachers and is known for his passion for teaching.

 

Associate Professor Chong is very involved in undergraduate and post-graduate dermatology education. He teaches at the University of Melbourne and is the Coordinator and Facilitator of the renowned Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc GP Skin Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases workshops. Alvin heads up the Skin & Cancer Foundation's Transplant Clinic, and is also Victorian Censor for the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

 

 

Associate Professor Chris Baker MBBS, FACD, GAICD | Principal Investigator

 

 

Associate Professor Chris Baker is a clinical dermatologist based in Melbourne and the current President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. A/Prof Baker has particular interest in advanced psoriasis therapies, photodermatology and phototherapy, and clinical trials. He is the Director of the Department of Dermatology at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and immediate past president of the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

A/Prof Baker established the first dedicated photodermatology and light testing facility in Australia at St Vincent's Hospital. He has been co-investigator on a number of clinical trials for biologic therapies and conducts advanced psoriasis clinics at St Vincent's Hospital and the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. He was involved in the implementation and development of local treatment protocols. A/Prof Baker was co-founder of the Australasian Psoriasis Registry (APR), an online Australian and New Zealand registry established in 2008 for psoriasis patients on systemic and biologic therapies. The APR has over 1600 patients. He has authored papers on goals of care and quality of life studied in psoriasis. He is currently involved in a collaborative project developing biofabrication of skin and 3D printing. 

 

 

Dr Senhong (Isaac) Lee MBSS (Hons) | Sub Investigator

 

 

Dr Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) from Monash University in 2015.

 

Dr Lee is passionate about dermatology. As a medical student, his horizons in dermatology were broadened through multiple elective rotations in dermatology across Malaysia, Nepal and various sites in Australia. His enthusiasm for dermatology as a medical student, was recognised with him being awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Prize in Dermatology 2015.

 

Dr Lee has published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented at multiple Australasian Dermatology scientific meetings. In addition, he was invited to author a chapter of dermatology in a textbook targeted at medical students.

 

Dr Lee was the founder and inaugural president of the Malaysian Medical Student Association Victoria. He also developed a passion for community health through his experiences volunteering at refugee clinics and community programs.

 


Stephanie Yee | Clinical Trials Coordinator

 

Stephanie graduated from Deakin University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Nursing and a Major in Mental Health. She began her nursing career at The Alfred Hospital in 2010 on a busy surgical ward looking after Burns, Plastics, Vascular and ENT patients. During this time Stephanie participated in several wound care workshops and helped facilitate major burns dressings under sedation.

In 2011 Stephanie started working in the Emergency and Trauma Centre at The Alfred and completed post graduate studies in Emergency Care. Stephanie has mentored military medics, critical care nursing students and has gained valuable leadership skills, leading teams in all areas of emergency, including resuscitation and trauma.

In 2014 she commenced her position at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc in her current role as study coordinator and continues to develop her skin assessment knowledge.

Outside of work Stephanie has a strong passion for travelling and enjoys cooking and exploring new culinary delights with friends. 

 

Associate Professors Baker, Foley and Chong and Dr Micallef are supported by:

 

Dr Senhong (Isaac) Lee - Sub-Investigator

Stephanie Yee - Clinical Trials Coordinator 

Charlotte Harrison-Mullan - Clinical Trials Coordinator

Tracy Mallett - Clinical Trials Coordinator 

Jennifer Kaiser - Clinical Trials Nurse

Sara Collis - Clinical Trials Nurse
Desiree Green - Clinical Trials Administration Officer

Irina Danilovich - Clinical Trials Administration Support 

Marlene Rennie - Trials Financial Administration Officer

Christine Zahren - Trials Strategy and Development Consultant 

 

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