A graduate of the University of Newcastle and trained in Anatomical Pathology with the Hunter Area Pathology Service, Dr Wood joined PathWest and the University of Western Australia in 2006. In 2010 he established the PathWest Dermatopathology Group, which now provides a State-Wide public Dermatopathology service in Western Australia, serving all three major teaching hospitals, as well as numerous smaller hospitals and community practitioners.
Dr Wood has research interests in melanocytic pathology, cutaneous adnexal tumours and other areas of Dermatopathology. Dr Wood has authored over 100 publications and multiple textbook chapters. He is a member of the executive committee of the Australian Dermatopathology Society, convenor of the RCPA QAP Dermatopathology Module, examiner for the RCPA post-fellowship Diploma in Dermatopathology and a member of the Western Australian Kirkbride Melanoma Advisory Service panel.
DR LOUISE JACKETT
Austin Health, Australia
Following award of her FRCPA, Dr Louise Jackett undertook a fellowship in melanoma pathology at Melanoma Institute Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney under the guidance of Prof Richard Scolyer, and was subsequently appointed as a consultant Anatomical Pathologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, before joining Austin Health where she is the principal pathologist overseeing the melanoma consult service.
Louise has received world-class training in melanocytic lesions through extensive consultation practice and collaborative research, and has contributed in this field to several international conferences as an invited speaker and as an author of the most recent edition of the WHO Classification of Skin Tumours. She is the current co-convenor of the Dermatopathology session for the Australasian Division of the IAP.