Information for Partners

The Skin Hospital is committed to advancing knowledge in dermatology through research, including participating in clinical trials.
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Information for Partners

The Skin Hospital is committed to research and development of new treatments for dermatological conditions. We are affiliated with The University of Sydney and partner with public and private organisations to conduct research and clinical trials. We operate across two sites: Darlinghurst and Westmead.

Clinical Trials:

We partner with Pharmaceutical Companies to conduct clinical trials at both our Darlinghurst and Westmead sites. Both offer state-of-the art facilities, including dedicated clinic rooms for clinical trials consultations.

Our clinical trials team is highly qualified and dedicated to the cause of bringing new treatments to the market. We are currently conducting 12 clinical trials across our two locations.

If you would like partner with us please contact our Research Manager ( to discuss conducting trials at our sites.

Introducing our Team

A/Prof Gayle Fischer – Head of Research

A/Prof Gayle Fischer is a dermatologist with a specialist interest in Paediatric and Gynaecology Dermatology. A/Prof Fischer graduated the University of Sydney with a doctor of medicine degree, with the subject thesis written on ‘Vulval Diseases in Children and Adults’.

Her specialist interest in vulval diseases has led her to becoming a member of the international society for Vulvar Disease as well as the past President of the Australia and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society. Furthermore, she is also a member of the Society for Paediatric Dermatology. From 1991 to 2011, A/Prof Fischer was a Visiting Medical Officer at the Childrens Hospital Westmead, specialising in paediatric care.

A/Prof Gayle Fischer works for the Skin Hospital, Darlinghurst, as well as being an Associate Professor of Dermatology at The Northern Clinical School of The University of Sydney

Aside from her practitional work, A/Prof Gayle Fischer also part of the Editorial Boards of Paediatric Dermatology as well as being the Chief Censor of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

Dr Minal Dalvi – Research and Clinical Trials Manager

Dr Minal Dalvi received her PhD in Immunology and Microbiology from University of Arizona (USA) in 2006. Her doctoral dissertation assessed the role of genetic and environmental factors in the development of asthma and allergy.

She then worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at New York University (USA) and was involved in a proteomics project assessing immune protein expression in HIV-infected individuals pre- and post- HAART treatment. Dr Dalvi also studied the role of an oral bacteria, P. gingivalis, in development of oral cancer at NYU.

As a science editor, Dr Dalvi has reviewed over 100 manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed science journals. Her interest in bringing new treatments from bench to bedside led her to pursue a master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law at University of Technology, Sydney.

Dr Dalvi currently works as the Research Manager at The Skin Hospital. She is involved in developing research projects and oversees 12 clinical trials across our two sites. She also holds the role of Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney.

Other Team Members Include:

  • Dr Victoria Venning – Dermatology Research Fellow and Clinical Trials Sub-Investigator
  • Dr Naomi Sinclair – Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • Dr Mariana Arroyo-Althabe – Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
  • Michelle Weaich – Clinical Trials Nurse

If you are interested in undertaking clinical trials at The Skin Hospital, or for more information on currently running trials, please contact our Research and Clinical Trials Manager.