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:
  • Telemedicine
  • Dermatoscopy
  • Health Informatics
  • 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 (President 2011–2013)
  • 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 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 (Vice President 2018-2020)
  • 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–)
  • Member, New Zealand Medical Association (2002–)
  • Member, International Dermatological Society (2019–)
  • Member and New Zealand representative, International Dermoscopy Society (2004–)
  • Trustee, Waikato Medical Research Foundation (2007–)
  • Founder and former Chief Editor and Trustee DermNet New Zealand (1995–2020)
  • 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)
  • Co-author, Paediatric Dermatology – a Concise Guide (2014)
  • Co-editor, Textbook of Teledermatology (2000)
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 health informatics (telemedicine and internet medicine), dermatoscopy 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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