Dr Saxon Smith

MBChB, MHL, PhD, GAICD, FACD
Clinical Associate Professor
Northern Clinical School

Telephone 02 43241444
Fax 02 43243936

Website The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centre

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Biographical details

Clinical Associate Professor Saxon D Smith is an Australian trained dermatologist and holds a fellowship with the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He graduated medicine from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, has a Masters Degree in Health Law from the University of Sydney, Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) through the University of Sydney explored the “Assessment of treatment confounders and interventions to reduce treatment non-adherence in paediatric atopic dermatitis”.

Clinical Associate Professor Smith is the principal dermatologist at The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centre in Gosford and St Leonards, NSW; a staff specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW and a clinical associate professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a clinical supervisor for dermatology trainees, higher degree by research students (PhD, Masters, and Honours), and University of Sydney Doctorate of Medicine (MD) research supervisor/tutor. His current active areas of interest in research, publications and presentations include: adult and paediatric psoriasis and its comorbidities; adult and paediatric atopic dermatitis; Hidradentitis Supurativa, Skin cancer awareness and sun protection behaviours; Melanoma and Non-melanoma skin cancer management in advance disease; medical education; and the medico-legal interface in dermatology. He is also currently involved in multiple pharmaceutical trials from phase II to phase IV.

Associate Professor Smith has been a key note speaker and invited speaker as well as presenting his research at many national and international conferences. He has over 40 peer reviewed journal publications and over 45 published abstracts including

Associate Professor Smith is the past President of the Australian Medical Association (NSW) having held office from May 2014 to May 2016. He continues on the AMA federal Council as the NSW/ACT area representative and the AMA NSW Council. He spent 10 years as a member of the AMA NSW board of directors and has chaired numerous Federal AMA and AMA NSW committees, working groups and AMA NSW Council.

Associate Professor Smith is a member of the NSW Government’s Centre for Medical Cannabis Research and Innovation Advisory Council and MDA National’s President Medical Liaison Advisory Committee. He has been a member of Northern Sydney Local Health District Board of Directors, and the Federal Government’s Australian Commission of safety and Quality in Healthcare Clinical Care Standards Advisory Committee. He has a long and continuing history of being involved in various other advisory boards, committees and working groups for state and national organisations.

Clinical Associate Professor Smith has a particular interest in public health advocacy. He as contributed and lead campaigns with a number of key organisations and the State Government to reduce the incidence of preventable disease and injury, primarily in the areas of skin cancer awareness, obesity and alcohol related violence.

Research interests

His current active areas of interest in research, publications and presentations include:

Adult and paediatric psoriasis and its comorbidities

Adult and paediatric atopic dermatitis

Hidradentitis supurativa

Skin cancer awareness and sun protection behaviours

Melanoma and Non-melanoma skin cancer management in advance disease

medical education

and the medico-legal interface in dermatology.

He is also currently involved in multiple pharmaceutical trials from phase II to phase IV.

Teaching and supervision

Dermatology

Medico-legal

Ethics

Current research students

Project title Research student
Innovation in undergraduate dermatology education using online technology. Philippa DICKISON

Current projects

● 2018 – Present Incidence of skin diseases in patients with multiple sclerosis. Charlton O, Smith SD and Parrett J.

● 2017 – Present Assessing change in skin sebum production in patients transitioning from female to male. Macdonald S, and Smith SD.

● 2017 – Present Surgical database: Improving quality of care in dermatology surgery. Cabrera S, Ryman W and Smith SD.

● 2016 – Present Perils and Pearls: Risks associated with purchasing sunscreen from overseas. Tong E, Harris V, and Smith SD.

● 2016 – Present Retrospective review of Narrow Band UVB in paediatric psoriasis. King E, Harris V, Smith SD and Fischer G.

● 2016 – Present Estimating the real life incidence of melanoma in Australia. Curchin D, Harris V, McCormick C and Smith SD.

● 2016 – Present Development and Validation of Vulval Diseases Quality of Life Index. Harris V, Smith SD, and Fischer G.

● 2016 – Present A prospective study on the connection between psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. Chen J, Harris V, Parrett J and Smith SD.

2016 – Present An evaluation of quality of life and outcomes of Hidradenitis Suppurativa patients in a multidisciplinary Dermatology and Plastic Surgical clinic. V Harris, R Giles, and SD Smith.

2016 – Present Perceptions of medical students, junior doctors, paediatricians and general practitioners towards Dermatology teaching: A focus-group based study. P Dickison, SD Smith, and G Fischer.

2015 – Present Google analytics and the role of internet in patient understanding and compliance. P Dickison, G Swain, J Peek, V Harris, and SD Smith.

2015 – Present An evaluation of the quality of life of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 before and after treatment of cutaneous manifestations. R Saunderson, A Lee, SD Smith, and G Fischer.

2015 – Present The Smartphone consultation in Dermatology: an assessment of current practice and future needs. LM Abbott and SD Smith

2015 – Present Lesion-directed skin cancer screening in rural populations: a discussion of legal, ethical and practical considerations. LM Abbott and SD Smith

2015 – Present An assessment of whether inpatient admissions improve outcomes in paediatric dermatology patients. S Wagner, A Lee, G Fischer and SD Smith

2015 – Present An assessment of whether outpatient dermatology interventions improves outcomes in paediatric dermatology patients. S Chadwick, A Lee, G Fischer and SD Smith

2015 - 2016 Assessing potential psoriatic arthritis in patients attending dermatology practices: Practical utilisation of EARP screening tool. F Shepard and SD Smith

2015 - Present Psoriasis patients’ knowledge of comorbidities and the prevalence of difference in systolic blood pressures between arms as a predictor of cardiovascular disease. P Dickinson, L Dan, A Lee and SD Smith

2015 - 2016 Evaluating the effect of exposure to heat on the effectiveness of sunscreen. P Dickinson, K Grieves, and SD Smith

2015 - 2017Field therapy for actinic keratosis of the face: Australian experience with ingenol 0.015% gel. E Anthony, K Lun and SD Smith

2015 - 2017Evaluating sun protection attitudes and behaviours of Australian doctors. P Dickinson, A Lee, S Dixit, and SD Smith

2015 - 2017Evaluating sun protection attitudes and behaviours of Australian Medical Students. A Scott, A Lee, S Dixit, and SD Smith

2015 - 2017Evaluating sun protection attitudes and behaviours of Australian Surf Life Savers. J Davy, A Lee, S Dixit, and SD Smith

2014 - 2017The association between the skin microbiome of patients with

psoriasis before and after treatment. I Marr, V Harris, A Lee, SD Smith, and A Cooper.

2014 - 2017The association between the skin microbiome of patients with atopic

dermatitis before and after treatment. R Chen, V Harris, A Lee, SD Smith, and A Cooper.

2014 - 2016Evaluating parental and their children’s sun protection attitudes and behaviours. L Adamsthwaite, K Garbutcheon-Singh, A Lee, S Dixit, and SD Smith.

2014 - 2016 Evaluation of the influence of pharmacists and general practitioners on patient perceptions of long-term topical corticosteroid (TCS) use in Sydney, Australia. L. Farrugia, A Lee, A Blaszczynski, G Fischer and SD Smith.

2014 – 2016 Assessing attitudes and beliefs of dermatologists towards dispensing topical corticosteroids. SD Smith, A Lee, A Blaszczynski and G Fischer.

2014 – 2016 Assessing attitudes and beliefs of general practitioners towards dispensing topical corticosteroids. SD Smith, A Lee, A Blaszczynski and G Fischer.

2014 – 2016 Assessing attitudes and beliefs of pharmacists towards dispensing topical corticosteroids. SD Smith A Lee, A Blaszczynski and G Fischer.

2014 – 2016 Risk of metabolic syndrome in paediatric psoriasis. A Lee, SD Smith and G Fischer.

2013 - 2016 Impact of gender and age on attitudes and behaviours with respect to sun protection and sunscreens. A Lee, K Garbutcheon-Singh, S Dixit, P Brown and SD Smith.

2013 - 2015 Assessing community attitudes and behaviours with respect to sun protection and sunscreens. K Garbutcheon-Singh, A Lee, S Dixit, P Brown and SD Smith.

2013 – 2015 Managing treatment adherence confounders in atopic dermatitis: A review. A Sokolova and SD Smith

2013 – 2015 Safety and efficacy of phototherapy in dermatology: A review. A Sokolova and SD Smith

Associations

International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatology

Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists

Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Member of the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Australia

Medicolegal Society of New South Wales

Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA)

Australian Medical Association

Awards and honours

2014 – 2016 President Australian Medical Association (NSW)

2012 - 2014 Vice President of Australian Medical Association (NSW)

2014 – Present Australian Medical Association Federal Council

2016 – Present New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory area representative

2014-2016 New South Wales Council representative

2005 – PresentElected member of Australian Medical Association (NSW) Council

2013 - Present Northern Sydney Area Zone Representative

2005 - 2013 General Unrestricted Class Representative

2017 – 2019 Australasian College of DermatologistsNew South Wales Faculty Chairperson

2017Present Australasian College of Dermatologists Representatives Committee member

  • Chairperson November 2017 to Present

2017 – Present Australasian College of DermatologistsSpecialist Training Program (STP) Funding taskforce member

2014 – Present Australasian College of DermatologistPublic Affairs Committee member

  • Chairperson 2018 to Present

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2017 Galderma SkinPact Awards Asia Pacific: Excellence in Education Expert Panellist Award for “Innovation in undergraduate dermatology education using mobile technology” P Dickison, SD Smith and G Fischer.

2016 AMA Award for Best public health campaign: “Sun protection and Sunscreen Burnout” AMANSW

2010The Adrian Johnson Prize from the Australasian Journal of Dermatology

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 Royal North Shore Hospital No2 Trust grant ($41,000)

For portable ultrasound to explore use in dermatology surgical practice

2017 Strategic Education Grant (Large), University of Sydney ($35,000)

Project: Innovation in undergraduate dermatology education using online technology. Dickison P, Smith SD and Fischer G.

In the media

2018Spokesperson on Melanoma and skin cancer awareness

  • Television Interview (Recorded): Channel 7 News 2nd April 2018
  • Television Interview (Recorded): Channel 10 national news 2nd April 2018
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Radio National 2nd April 2018
  • Newsprint media (Recorded): Daily Telegraph and syndicated “Cancer follows a fashion: Scientists link skin tumours to beauty, grooming and what we wear” with Tasmin Rose 2nd April 2018

2018 Spokesperson on Finger prints

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Morning Show with John and Gary 27th March 2018

2018 Spokesperson on Atopic Dermatitis

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Australian Journal of Pharmacy “More than skin Deep” with Leanne Philpott March 2018

2018Spokesperson on Sun protection at the beach and in SLS community

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): ABC Radio Central Coast 31st January 2018

2018Spokesperson on Facial Yoga and anti-ageing

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Morning Lifestyle Show with John and Garry 24th January 2018

2018Spokesperson on Tattooing masking skin cancer risk

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): The Saturday Paper “The trend among young people to get large, elaborate tattoos could seriously hinder future detection of skin cancers” with Michele Tydd Edition no193 February 24th-March 2nd 2018.
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): The Daily Telegraph “Tattoos can disguise skin cancer, dermatologist warns” with Joanne Vella 16th January 2018

2018Spokesperson on Psoriasis

  • Video Interview (Recorded): Australian Doctor 12th January 2018

2017Spokesperson on Tattooing

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2GB with Ben Fordham 14th September 2017

2017Australasian College of Dermatologists spokesperson on acne

  • Newsprint Interview: Body and Soul “Everything you need to know about Roaccutane, according to a dermatologist” with Cassandra Green 11th September 2017.

2017 Spokesperson on Atopic Dermatitis

  • Newsprint Interview: Reuters “Fear keeping many eczema patients from using steroid creams” with Lisa Rapaport 27th July 2017.

2017 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on immunisation

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2GB Newsroom 1st July 2017

2017 Spokesperson on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Newsprint Interview: Newcastle Herald 20th July 2017
  • Newsprint Interview: Australian Associated Press “Drug for painful skin disease on the PBS” 3rd July 2017
  • Newsprint Interview: Australian Journal of Pharmacy/Post Script “Recognising the signs” with Sheshtyn Paola 3rd July 2017
  • Radio interview (Recorded): Radio Release 23rd June 2017
  • Newsprint Interview: Women’s Health “You may not know about this painful skin disease, but it’s more common than you’d think” with Erin Rooney June 2017

2017 Spokesperson on Skin health

  • Newsprint Interview: Australian Doctor “Moisturiser label claims are only skin deep” with Antony Scholefield 7th September 2017
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Breakfast Show 3rd April 2017

2017 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Medical Cannabis

  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Radio National Life Matters 17th February 2017

2017 Spokesperson on Necrotising Fasciitis

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2GB Morning Show 18th January 2017
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 18th January 2017
  • Newspaper Interview (Recorded): Daily Telegraph “Zombie bacteria feasting on duo” with Rose Brennan 18th January 2017

2017 Spokesperson on Skin cancer, sun protection and sunscreen

  • TV Interview (Recorded): Today Tonight Channel 7 8th December 2017
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Sydney with Richard Glover 21st November 2017
  • Newsprint Interview: Mamamia.com.au “Sunscreen 101 – your guide on how much to use, when to use and which to get” with Avi Vince 20th October 2017
  • TV Interview: SBS News 11th September 2017
  • Newsprint Interview: Chemist Warehouse: House of Wellness November Issue 2017 p7.
  • TV Interview (Recorded): Channel 10 The Project 12th January 2017
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Morning Show 11th January 2017
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): The Guardian “What is the best way to treat sunburn” 11th January 2017

2016 AMA Spokesperson on anti-ageing skin products

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): The Daily Mail “Could vaginal tightening cream be use to banish wrinkles?” with Lauren Ingram 14th November 2016

2016 Spokesperson on paediatric atopic dermatitis and Elliot’s Meditotz Adventure Book.

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Essential Baby 15th December 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): North Shore Times “Boy’s tale educates on battle” 10th November 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): The Daily Telegraph “New book called Elliot’s Meditotz Adventure to help teach kids about eczema” with Raylene Bliss 7th November 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Mosman Daily “Adventure opens chapter to educate on eczema” 3rd November 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Liverpool Leader “Story teaches children lesson on condition” 3rd November 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Wentworth Courier “Adventure opens chapter to educate on eczema” 3rd November 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): iTK “Australian first eczema education story book launches for aussie kids” 7th October 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC North Coast 5th October 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): Radio West 5th October 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Central Coast 4th October 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Central West 4th October 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Daily Mail Australia ‘She’d wake up with blood all over her sheets’ with Steven Trask 4th October 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Australian Journal of Pharmacy “Promoting skin health for all ages: Childhood eczema” 4th October 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): Health Professional Radio 30th September 2016
  • Newsprint interview (Recorded): Fairfield Advance “Book sheds light on eczema treatment”.
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): postscript.com.au “Kid’s eczema book launched” with Janet Doyle 28th September 2016

2016Spokesperson on psoriasis

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Healthy at 60 “Could your skin be causing your joint pain?” 29th October 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Lipoedema

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Body and Soul with Cassandra Green 13th September 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Newsprint interview (Recorded): Sydney Morning Herald “Orthopaedic surgeons at Royal North Shore Hospital most likely to skip approval for restricted drugs” with Harriet Alexander 13th August 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 13th August 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Marilyn Bodnar eczema case

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2GB Newsroom 10th August 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on cancer therapies

  • Television Interview (Recorded): Channel 10 News 14th May 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on hospital acquired infections

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Breakfast show 12th May 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson health in Federal Election

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): ABC news radio 6th May 2016

2016 Spokesperson andAustralasian College of Dermatologists spokesperson on eczema

  • Magazine (Online video): Aspen Altitude November 2016 Edition “Important PBS changes to Prescriptions of Topical Corticosteroids”
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Medical Observer “GP steroid phobia is hampering kid’s recovery: dermatologists” with Rachel Worsley 16th May 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): www.kidspot.com.au “My son’s eczema was torture for him” with Leesa Smith 4th May 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Federal Budget

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): ABC radio 2nd May 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Tweed Hospital re-development

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Tweed Daily News 29th April 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on medical certificates and disability pensions

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Breakfast show 26th April 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Tick bite induced red meat allergy

  • TV Interview (Recorded): Channel 10 News 23rd April 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Concord Hospital

  • TV Interview (Recorded): Channel 9 News 22nd April 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Westmead Hospital Easter Shut Down

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Afternoon Show 1st April 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): WSFM Newsroom 1st April 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Sydney Morning Herald “Westmead shuts non-urgent surgery” with Harriet Alexander 1st April 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on new proposed medical school

  • TV Interview (Recorded): Prime News (Wagga Wagga) 31st March 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on relationship between Doctors and Pharmaceutical industry

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Breakfast Show 30th March 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Public Hospital Outpatient’s waiting lists

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Sydney Morning Herald “Busy surgeons tell GPs: no more patients, please.” With Harriet Alexander 23rd March 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Public Hospital Performance (BHI)

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 21st March 2016
  • TV Interview (Recorded): Channel7 News 16th March 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): WSFM Newsroom 16th March 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on unnecessary surgery and surgeons fees

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Afternoon Show 13th March 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on eye ball tattooing

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): AAP news 23rd February 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Alcohol fuelled violence and Lock Out Laws in NSW

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2GB Newsroom 21st February 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 21st February 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on workplace bullying in medicine

  • TV Interview (Recorded): Ch10 News 16th February 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on junk food and obesity

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Daily Telegraph “Which burgers have the most calories?” with Neil Keene 3rd February 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on medical cannabis

  • Radio Interview (Live): SeaFM Morning Show 2nd August 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Morning Show 1st August 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): WSFM Newsroom 1st August 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): AusDoc “Green light for unapproved cannabis scripts” with Tessa Hoffman 1st August 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2GB Evening Show 31st July 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Daily Telegraph “Medical Cannabis – GPs set to legally prescribe pot to patients” with Jane Hansen 31st July 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC National 10th February 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Canberra 10th February 2016
  • TV Interview (Recorded): A Current Affair 4th February 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Pambula Hospital

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Daily Telegraph “Closure of ward ‘playing with lives’” with Alicia Wood 31st January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 1st February 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Cost of medico-legal events in NSW Hospitals

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Breakfast Show 1st February 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Daily Telegraph “Hospitals hit with $262m bill for medical bungles” with Ben Pike 31st January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE evening show 31st January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2GB radio Newsroom 31st January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Babies breast fed by wrong mothers in hospital

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2GB 21st January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on cost of hospital parking

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2GB 21st January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on childhood obesity

  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 17th January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Whooping chough

  • TV Interview (Recorded): The Project Channel 10 14th January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on violence and threats against hospital staff

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2GB The Afternoon Show 15th January 2016
  • TV Interview (Recorded): Channel 7 News 13th January 2016
  • TV Interview (Recorded): Channel 9 News 13th January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Breakfast show 13th January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 13th January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Anti-vaccination thesis at University of Wollongong

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): The Australian “Retreat on offer of help to anti-vaxer” with Kylar Loussikian 14th January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2GB Evening Show 13th January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on Anti-depressants use in toddlers

  • TV Interview (Recorded): SBS News 11th January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on health impact cigarettes and e-cigarettes

  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Morning Show 10th January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): 2UE Morning Show 7th January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW), AMA (Federal) Australasian College of Dermatologists and General Spokesperson on skin cancer and sun protection including #sunscreenburnout and #UVRaysDontTakeHolidays campaigns

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Beauty Directory with Sarah Bristow 24th November 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Sydney Morning Herald “I’m just trying to share the truth: Pete Evans defends sunscreen comments” with Swetha Das 11th July 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2GB Newsroom 11th July 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): WSFM Newsroom 11th July 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2HD Newsroom 11th July 2016
  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): West Australian “Suntans high despite danger” with Cathy O’Leary 17th May 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): 6PR 16th May 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2GB Newsroom 16th May 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): ABC Central Coast 16th March 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Illawarra 20 January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Live): ABC Central Coast 20 January 2016
  • TV Interview (Recorded): Channel 10 News 2nd January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2GB Newsroom 2nd January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): WSFM Newsroom 2nd January 2016
  • Radio Interview (Recorded): 2SM Newsroom 2nd January 2016

2016 AMA (NSW) Spokesperson on NSW Government Make Health Normal Campaign

  • Newsprint Interview (Recorded): Daily Telegraph “Top doc had to fight for his health” with Carleen Frost 2nd January 2016

Selected grants

2017

  • SkinDeep; Fischer G, Dickison P, Smith S; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Dickison, P., Lee, A., McCormack, C., Smith, S. (2018). Apathy in a sunburnt country: Understanding the skincancer and sun protection knowledge and practises ofAustralian doctors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 59(1), 71-73. [More Information]
  • Dickison, P., Smith, S. (2018). Itching for nail fashion: chronic urticaria and chronic hand dermatitis secondary to acrylate and methacrylate allergy in gel nail varnish. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 43(1), 50-53. [More Information]
  • Dickison, P., Harris, V., Smith, S. (2018). Nickel hypersensitivity following closure of atrial septal defect: A case report and review of the literature. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, , 1-3. [More Information]
  • Scott, A., Harris, V., Lee, A., Smith, S. (2017). Assessment of sun-protective attitudes and behaviours of australian medical students. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 31(11), e497-e498. [More Information]
  • Harris, V., Smith, S. (2017). Chronic cheilitis: Faecal calprotectin test a way to diagnose oral Crohn's disease. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 58(4), 324-325. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Farrugia, L., Harris, V., Lee, A., Carter, S., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2017). Evaluation of the influence of family and friends, and the Internet on patient perceptions of long-term topical corticosteroid use. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 28(7), 642-646. [More Information]
  • Farrugia, L., Lee, A., Fischer, G., Blaszczynski, A., Carter, S., Smith, S. (2017). Evaluation of the influence of pharmacists and GPs on patient perceptions of long-term topical corticosteroid use. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 28(2), 112-118. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Harris, V., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2017). General practitioners' knowledge about use of topical corticosteroids in paediatric atopic dermatitis in Australia. Australian Family Physician, 46(5), 335-340.
  • Smith, S., Harris, V., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2017). General practitioners' knowledge about use of topical corticosteroids in paediatric atopic dermatitis in Australia. Australian Family Physician, 46(5), 335-340.
  • Harris, V., Smith, S. (2017). Lifting the biofilm lid on the antibacterial and antibiofilm effects of sodium hypochlorite against Staphylococcus aureus in atopic dermatitis. British Journal of Dermatology, 177(2), 347-348. [More Information]
  • Abbott, L., Magnusson, R., Gibbs, E., Smith, S. (2017). Smartphone use in dermatology for clinical photography and consultation: Current practice and the law. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 58(4), e216-e222. [More Information]
  • Garbutcheon-Singh, K., Dixit, S., Lee, A., Brown, P., Smith, S. (2016). Assessment of attitudes towards sun-protective behaviour in Australians: A cross-sectional study. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 57(2), 102-107. [More Information]
  • Lee, A., Smith, S., Hong, E., Garnett, S., Fischer, G. (2016). Association Between Pediatric Psoriasis and Waist-to-Height Ratio in the Absence of Obesity: A Multicenter Australian Study. JAMA Dermatology, 152(12), 1314-1319. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2016). Attitudes of Australian dermatologists to the use and safety of topical corticosteroids in paediatric atopic dermatitis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 57(4), 278-283. [More Information]
  • Jackson, M., Zaki, S., Ravi, V., Babak, M., Smith, S., Fosang, A., Little, C. (2016). Defining the relationship between joint pathology and pain in osteoarthritis using genetically modified mice. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 24, S9-S10.
  • Dickison, P., Howard, V., Wylie, B., Smith, S. (2016). Localized axillary milia en plaque: a rare cutaneous case presentation of systemic amyloidosis. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 41(7), 764-767. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2016). Pharmacists' knowledge about use of topical corticosteroids in atopic dermatitis: Pre and post continuing professional development education. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 57(3), 199-204. [More Information]
  • Mooney, E., Rademaker, M., Dailey, R., Daniel, B., Drummond, C., Fischer, G., Foster, R., Grills, C., Halbert, A., Hill, S., Smith, S., et al (2015). Adverse effects of topical corticosteroids in paediatric eczema: Australasian consensus statement. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(4), 241-251. [More Information]
  • Sokolova, A., Smith, S. (2015). Factors contributing to poor treatment outcomes in childhood atopic dermatitis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(4), 252-257. [More Information]
  • Lee, A., Garbutcheon-Singh, K., Dixit, S., Brown, P., Smith, S. (2015). The Influence of Age and Gender in Knowledge, Behaviors and Attitudes Towards Sun Protection: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Australian Outpatient Clinic Attendees. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 16(1), 47-54. [More Information]
  • Sokolova, A., Lee, A., Smith, S. (2015). The Safety and Efficacy of Narrow Band Ultraviolet B Treatment in Dermatology: A Review. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 16(6), 501-531. [More Information]
  • Jackson, M., Moradi, B., Smith, S., Jackson, C., Little, C. (2013). Protease activated receptor-2 but not PAR-1, modulates synovial macrophage maturation in post-traumatic OA. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21, S61.
  • Jackson, M., Smith, M., Smith, S., Jackson, C., Little, C. (2010). Protease activated receptor-2 and activated protein C in cartilage degradation. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 18(S2), S90-S90.

2018

  • Dickison, P., Lee, A., McCormack, C., Smith, S. (2018). Apathy in a sunburnt country: Understanding the skincancer and sun protection knowledge and practises ofAustralian doctors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 59(1), 71-73. [More Information]
  • Dickison, P., Smith, S. (2018). Itching for nail fashion: chronic urticaria and chronic hand dermatitis secondary to acrylate and methacrylate allergy in gel nail varnish. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 43(1), 50-53. [More Information]
  • Dickison, P., Harris, V., Smith, S. (2018). Nickel hypersensitivity following closure of atrial septal defect: A case report and review of the literature. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, , 1-3. [More Information]

2017

  • Scott, A., Harris, V., Lee, A., Smith, S. (2017). Assessment of sun-protective attitudes and behaviours of australian medical students. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 31(11), e497-e498. [More Information]
  • Harris, V., Smith, S. (2017). Chronic cheilitis: Faecal calprotectin test a way to diagnose oral Crohn's disease. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 58(4), 324-325. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Farrugia, L., Harris, V., Lee, A., Carter, S., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2017). Evaluation of the influence of family and friends, and the Internet on patient perceptions of long-term topical corticosteroid use. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 28(7), 642-646. [More Information]
  • Farrugia, L., Lee, A., Fischer, G., Blaszczynski, A., Carter, S., Smith, S. (2017). Evaluation of the influence of pharmacists and GPs on patient perceptions of long-term topical corticosteroid use. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 28(2), 112-118. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Harris, V., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2017). General practitioners' knowledge about use of topical corticosteroids in paediatric atopic dermatitis in Australia. Australian Family Physician, 46(5), 335-340.
  • Smith, S., Harris, V., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2017). General practitioners' knowledge about use of topical corticosteroids in paediatric atopic dermatitis in Australia. Australian Family Physician, 46(5), 335-340.
  • Harris, V., Smith, S. (2017). Lifting the biofilm lid on the antibacterial and antibiofilm effects of sodium hypochlorite against Staphylococcus aureus in atopic dermatitis. British Journal of Dermatology, 177(2), 347-348. [More Information]
  • Abbott, L., Magnusson, R., Gibbs, E., Smith, S. (2017). Smartphone use in dermatology for clinical photography and consultation: Current practice and the law. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 58(4), e216-e222. [More Information]

2016

  • Garbutcheon-Singh, K., Dixit, S., Lee, A., Brown, P., Smith, S. (2016). Assessment of attitudes towards sun-protective behaviour in Australians: A cross-sectional study. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 57(2), 102-107. [More Information]
  • Lee, A., Smith, S., Hong, E., Garnett, S., Fischer, G. (2016). Association Between Pediatric Psoriasis and Waist-to-Height Ratio in the Absence of Obesity: A Multicenter Australian Study. JAMA Dermatology, 152(12), 1314-1319. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2016). Attitudes of Australian dermatologists to the use and safety of topical corticosteroids in paediatric atopic dermatitis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 57(4), 278-283. [More Information]
  • Jackson, M., Zaki, S., Ravi, V., Babak, M., Smith, S., Fosang, A., Little, C. (2016). Defining the relationship between joint pathology and pain in osteoarthritis using genetically modified mice. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 24, S9-S10.
  • Dickison, P., Howard, V., Wylie, B., Smith, S. (2016). Localized axillary milia en plaque: a rare cutaneous case presentation of systemic amyloidosis. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 41(7), 764-767. [More Information]
  • Smith, S., Lee, A., Blaszczynski, A., Fischer, G. (2016). Pharmacists' knowledge about use of topical corticosteroids in atopic dermatitis: Pre and post continuing professional development education. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 57(3), 199-204. [More Information]

2015

  • Mooney, E., Rademaker, M., Dailey, R., Daniel, B., Drummond, C., Fischer, G., Foster, R., Grills, C., Halbert, A., Hill, S., Smith, S., et al (2015). Adverse effects of topical corticosteroids in paediatric eczema: Australasian consensus statement. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(4), 241-251. [More Information]
  • Sokolova, A., Smith, S. (2015). Factors contributing to poor treatment outcomes in childhood atopic dermatitis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 56(4), 252-257. [More Information]
  • Lee, A., Garbutcheon-Singh, K., Dixit, S., Brown, P., Smith, S. (2015). The Influence of Age and Gender in Knowledge, Behaviors and Attitudes Towards Sun Protection: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Australian Outpatient Clinic Attendees. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 16(1), 47-54. [More Information]
  • Sokolova, A., Lee, A., Smith, S. (2015). The Safety and Efficacy of Narrow Band Ultraviolet B Treatment in Dermatology: A Review. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 16(6), 501-531. [More Information]

2013

  • Jackson, M., Moradi, B., Smith, S., Jackson, C., Little, C. (2013). Protease activated receptor-2 but not PAR-1, modulates synovial macrophage maturation in post-traumatic OA. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21, S61.

2010

  • Jackson, M., Smith, M., Smith, S., Jackson, C., Little, C. (2010). Protease activated receptor-2 and activated protein C in cartilage degradation. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 18(S2), S90-S90.

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