Autoimmune blistering diseases, University of New South Wales
Professor Dedee Murrell is Chair of the Department of Dermatology at St George Hospital, University of NSW, in Sydney, Australia. She completed medical training at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, 3 years of internal medicine in the UK and USA, dermatology training at UNC-Chapel Hill, a fellowship in dermatopharmacology at Duke, blistering diseases and cell biology at New York University, and then became a clinical scholar at Rockefeller University, focussing on epidermolysis bullosa. She holds a doctorate on the pathogenesis of blistering disorders, her main subspecialty interest, and her current research focusses on the development and validation of clinical outcome measures for EB and the Autoimmune blistering diseases to enable clinical trials to proceed in these orphan diseases. She has 275 peer reviewed papers and has edited 6 books on blistering diseases, including the new textbook. She lectures at international congresses regularly and is a visiting professor in 5 continents. She was recently elected as the first International Board Member of the EADV, has served as Executive Vice President of the International Society of Dermatology from 2011-13 , as Chair of Communications for the ISD, 2013-17, and will be the Congress President of the ICD 2021, in Melbourne, Australia. She serves as founding Co-Editor of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, is an associate editor of the British Journal of Dermatology and serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Dermatology, International Journal of Dermatology, JEADV, Acta Dermatovenereologica and previously, the JAAD. She has trained over 50 international fellows and mentees in her department since 1996 from the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Colombia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Korea, China, the Philippines. She was elected an international honorary member of the American Dermatologic Association in 2008, and awarded a certificate of appreciation from the ILDS for her international educational and outreach work. She recently completed a three year term as the Chair of the AAD’s World Congress Task Force and is passionate about international collaboration. She is one of two Vice Presidents of Australia’s bid to host the 2023 World Congress of Dermatology in Sydney.