Professor of Dermatology, The University of Queensland

Professor Soyer is an academic dermatologist with over 30 years experience in the field. He was appointed as the inaugural Chair in Dermatology by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2007 and as Director of the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Dermatology Department in 2008. He has a strong focus on translational skin cancer research in his dual role as the Director of the Dermatology Research Centre (DRC), part of UQ School of Medicine, and leadership of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. He is also an Adjunct Professor within the UQ Diamantina Institute.

Professor Soyer is internationally recognised in the field of dermatology with particular expertise in the areas of clinical dermatology, dermatooncology, dermatopathology and dermatologic imaging (dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy). Within the dermatology discipline he is a pioneer and world leader in the field of dermoscopy of pigmented skin lesions, a non-invasive diagnostic method. He has lead the development of the morphologic classification system currently used worldwide. In the last years one research focus of his has been to expand the concept and applications of teledermatology and teledermoscopy and he is CIE on a recently awarded NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth.

Professor Soyer has an extensive publication record with over 550 publications to date, with more than 500 citations per year (in the last 5 years) and an h-index of 41 (ResearcherID: E-6000-2010). Professor Soyer is the recipient of an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (2012-2016), and since his appointment with UQ, has been awarded 3 NHMRC project grants (2 as CIA), 1 NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence grant (as CIE), 1 ARC Discovery project grant (as CIB) and several other sources of competitive funding. In total, through his involvement as an investigator, he has achieved over $9m in research funding for UQ.


  • –present
    Chair, Dermatology Research Centre, The University of Queensland