Associate Professor Amanda Margaret Meredith Oakley



Amanda Oakley was a Bristol graduate and first worked at Waikato Hospital as house surgeon and medical registrar. She trained as a dermatologist in Auckland, London and Durham UK and returned to Waikato as a consultant in 1987.

She is the senior Dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology at Waikato Hospital.

She is passionate about the Internet and its use for diagnostic teledermatology, medical education and consumer health education.

Research | Current

  • Artificial Intelligence in Dermatology
  • Teledermatology
  • Dermatoscopy
  • Early diagnosis of melanoma
  • Online medical and consumer education

Teaching | Current

Dermatology: Registrars, 4th year medical students at Waikato Clinical Campus, 5th-year selectives, electives, general practice trainees 

Postgraduate supervision

BMedSc(Hons) student 2017
Masters of Health Science dermatology registrars 2020, 2021


Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Honorary Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

Honorary Member of the American Academy of Dermatology

Honorary International Member of the American Dermatological Association

Honorary Member of Skin Cancer College of Australasia

Honorary Member of MelNet

Honorary Member of Indian Society of Teledermatology

International Pioneer Award, Womens Dermatological Society, 2015

Lifetime Achievement Award, TechSoup 2017

NZDSI Excellence Award for Exceptional Service to Dermatology, 2018

Areas of expertise

Dermatology, teledermatology, teledermatoscopy, psoriasis, vulval diseases

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Founder of DermNet New Zealand 
  • Diagnosing consultant, MoleMap NZ Ltd
  • President, International Society of Teledermatology 2020–2022
  • Past Trustee DermNet New Zealand Trust 2013–2018
  • Past Trustee Waikato Medical Research Foundation 2005–2019
  • Past President, Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society 2011–2013
  • Past President, New Zealand Dermatological Society 2011–2013
  • Past President, Waikato Postgraduate Medicine Incorporated 1999–2004
  • Board member representing New Zealand, International Dermoscopy Society

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Sunderland, M., Teague, R., Gale, K., Rademaker, M., Oakley, A., & Martin, R. C. W. (2020). E-referrals and teledermatoscopy grading for melanoma: a successful model of care. The Australasian journal of dermatology, 61 (2), 147-151. 10.1111/ajd.13230
  • Elwood, J. M., Kim, S. J.-H., Ip, K. H.-K., Oakley, A., & Rademaker, M. (2019). In situ and invasive melanoma in a high-risk, New Zealand, population: A population-based study. The Australasian journal of dermatology, 60 (1), 38-44. 10.1111/ajd.12884
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Elwood
  • Congalton, A. T., Oakley, A. M., Rademaker, M., Bramley, D., & Martin, R. C. W. (2015). Successful melanoma triage by a virtual lesion clinic (teledermatoscopy). Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 29 (12), 2423-2428. 10.1111/jdv.13309
  • Congalton, A. T., Oakley, A. M., Rademaker, M., Bramley, D., & Martin, R. C. W. (2015). Successful melanoma triage by a virtual lesion clinic (teledermatoscopy). Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 29 (12), 2423-2428. 10.1111/jdv.13309
  • Cheng, H., Oakley, A., Rowan, D., & Conaglen, H. M. (1/11/2014). Quality of life and sexual distress in women with vulval dermatoses. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Conaglen, Harriet Cheng
  • Oakley, A., Rademaker, M., & Elwood, M. (2014). Missed melanomas -- comment. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127 (1398), 141-142. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Elwood
  • Oakley, A. (2011). Dermatology update: Dermatophyte fungal infections. New Zealand Doctor Related URL.
  • Arroll, B., & Oakley, A. (2009). Preventing long term relapsing tinea unguium with topical anti-fungal cream: A case report. Cases Journal, 2 (1).10.1186/1757-1626-2-70
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruce Arroll

Contact details

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Primary office location

Level 0, Room 001
New Zealand

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