Professor Peter Soyer

MRFF-NG Practitioner Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine
p.soyer@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 38017

Overview

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 Director of the Dermatology Research Centre (DRC), UQ Diamantina Institute, UQ Faculty of Medicine; and leadership of the Dermatology Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

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.

One of his research focuses is to expand the concept and applications of teledermatology and teledermoscopy, and he is CIE in the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Telehealth. He was awarded a CRE for the Study of Naevi (2016-2020), to further investigate why some moles turn into deadly cancers and others don't, with the aim of improving our understanding of naevus development and transformation, along with recognition of the associated changes, to better prevent, predict and detect skin cancer and melanoma.

Professor Soyer has an extensive publication record with over 600 publications to date, with more than 650 citations per year (in the last 5 years) and an h-index of 70 (Google Scholar). His text book entitled "Dermoscopy - The Essentials 2nd Edition", co-authored with G Argenziano, R Hofmann-Wellenhof and I Zalaudek, has now been translated into 4 different languages (Russian, Chinese, Polish and Portuguese) and is considered a world-leading text book in the field.

Professor Soyer was awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program Practitioner Fellowship (2018-2022) and was previously a recipient of an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (2012-2016). Since his appointment with UQ he has been awarded 2 NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grants (CIA, CIE), 4 NHMRC Project Grants (CIA, CIA, CIB, CID), 1 NHMRC Partnership Grant (CIB), 2 ARC Discovery Project Grants (CIB, CID), and a Queensland Genomic Health Alliance (QGHA) Demonstration Project Grant (CIA), with many additional projects funded through other competitive, industry and philanthropic funding sources. More recently, he was awarded the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Australian Centre of Excellence in Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis (ACEMID) through a $9.9M infrastructure grant. In total, through his involvement as an investigator, he has achieved over $24M in research funding for UQ.

Qualifications

  • Diploma - Licensed Medical Specialist, Australian Medical Council
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Graz
  • Fellow Australasian College of Dermatologists
  • Fellow of the Aus. Academy of Health and Medicine

Publications

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Publications

Book

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Zalaudek, Iris (2020). Dermoscopy: The Essentials. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier.

  • Soyer, H. P., Prow, T. W. and Jemec, G. B. E. eds. (2014). Actinic Keratosis. Current Problems in Dermatology, Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger. doi: 10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-02763-1

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Zalaudek, Iris (2012). Dermoscopy: The essentials. 2 ed. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: Elsevier/Saunders.

  • Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer eds. (2012). Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9

  • H. Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M.T. Wurm eds. (2012). Telemedicine in dermatology. Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0

  • Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm eds. (2012). Telemedicine in dermatology. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Press.

  • H.P. Soyer, G. Argenziano, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof and R.H. Johr eds. (2007). Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Johr, Robert H., Soyer, H. Peter, Argenziano, Giuseppe, Hofman-Wellenhof, Rainer and Scalvenzi, Massimiliano (2004). Dermoscopy: The Essentials. Edinburgh, NY: Mosby.

  • Argenziano, Giuseppe, Soyer, H. Peter, De Giorgio, Vincenzo, Piccolo, Domenico, Carli, Paolo, Delfino, Mario, Ferrari, Angela, Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Massi, Daniela, Mazzocchetti, Giampero, Scalvenzi, Massimiliano and Wolf, Ingrid H. (2000). Interactive atlas of dermoscopy. Milan, Italy: Edra Medical Publishing & New Media.

Book Chapter

  • Lee, Katie J. , di Meo, Nicola , Yélamos, Oriol , Malvehy, Josep , Zalaudek, Iris and Soyer, H. Peter (2020). Dermoscopy/Confocal Microscopy for Melanoma Diagnosis. Cutaneous Melanoma. (pp. 145-194) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-05070-2_50

  • Soyer, H. Peter , Rigel, Darrell S. and McMeniman, Erin (2018). Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Dermatology. (pp. 1872-1893) Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier.

  • Soyer, H. Peter (2017). Cutaneous melanoma: a pocket guide for diagnosis and management. Cutaneous melanoma: a pocket guide for diagnosis and management. (pp. XI-XII) edited by Giuseppe Argenziano, Aimilios Lallas, Caterina Longo, Elvira Moscarella, Athanassios Kyrgidis and Gerardo Ferrara. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press.

  • Prow, Tarl W., Raphael, Anthony P., Wurm, Elisabeth M., Longo, Caterina and Soyer, H. Peter (2017). Cutaneous photoaging: description and algorithms. Reflectance confocal microscopy of cutaneous tumors, Second Edition. (pp. 141-154) edited by Salvador Gonzalez. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315113722-24

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Prow, Tarl W. and Jemec, Gregor B. E. (2015). Actinic Keratosis Preface. Actinic Keratosis. (pp. VII-VIII) edited by H. Peter Soyer, Tarl W. Prow and Gregor B.E. Jemec. New York, United States: Basel.

  • Wheller, Laura and Soyer, H. Peter (2015). Clinical features of actinic keratoses and early squamous cell carcinoma. Actinic keratosis. (pp. 58-63) edited by Soyer, HP, Prow, TW and Jemec, GBE. Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi: 10.1159/000366536

  • Ferguson, Blake, Soyer, H. Peter and Walker, Graeme J. (2015). Clinicopathological characterization of mouse models of melanoma. Mouse Models of Cancer: Methods and Protocols. (pp. 251-261) edited by Robert Eferl and Emilio Casanova. New York, NY, United States: Springer New York. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2297-0_11

  • Porceddu, Sandro V., Veness, Michael J. and Soyer, H. Peter (2015). Skin: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and Merkel cell carcinoma. UICC manual of clinical oncology. (pp. 674-688) edited by Brian O'Sullivan, James D. Brierley, Anil K. D'Cruz, Martin F. Fey, Raphael Pollock, Jan B. Vermorken and Shao Hui Huang. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119013143.ch53

  • Soyer, H. Peter, Rigel, Darrell and Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. (2012). Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Dermatology. (pp. 1773-1794) edited by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo and Julie V. Schaffer. Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier Saunders.

  • Pupelli, Gaia, Veneziano, Leonardo, Longo, Caterina, Gargantini Rezze, Gisele, Soyer, Hans Peter and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Dermoscopic and histopathologic correlations. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. 59-70) edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9_7

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M. T., Soyer, H. Peter and Smith, Anthony C. (2012). Introduction to teledermatology. Telemedicine in dermatology. (pp. 1-6) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_1

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Mobile teledermatology. Telemedicine in dermatology. (pp. 79-85) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_10

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Pellacani, Giovanni, Malvehy, Joseph and Soyer, Hans Peter (2012). Preface. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. v-vi) edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9

  • Adam, Kerry E., Soyer, Peter H. and Adam, Keith William James (2012). Prevention of occupational skin cancer. Kanerva's occupational dermatology. (pp. 1241-1256) edited by Thomas Rustemeyer, Peter Elsner, Swen Malte John and Howard I. Maibach. Netherlands Elsevier: Springer - Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-02035-3_115

  • Ferrari, Barbara, Soyer, Hans Peter, Casari, Alice and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Semeiology and pattern analysis in melanocytic lesions. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. 41-58) edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Ferrari, Barbara, Soyer, Hans Peter, Casari, Alice and Pellacani, Giovanni (2012). Semeiology and pattern analysis in melanocytic lesions. Reflectance Confocal Microscopy for Skin Diseases. (pp. 39-58) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9_6

  • Muir, James, Xu, Cathy and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Skin emergency telemedicine. Telemedicine in dermatology. (pp. 87-94) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_11

  • Massone, Cesare, Brunasso, Alexandra Maria Giovanna, Biscak, Terri M. and Soyer, H. Peter (2012). Teledermatopathology. Telemedicine in dermatology. (pp. 57-65) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Michael Binder, Anthony C. Smith and Elisabeth M. T. Wurm. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20801-0_7

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M.T. and Soyer, Hans Peter (2012). The confocal story. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. 3-5) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-21997-9_1

  • Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. and Soyer, Hans Peter (2012). The confocal story. Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. (pp. 3-5) edited by Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof, Giovanni Pellacani, Joseph Malvehy and Hans Peter Soyer. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Kaddu, Steven, Kavarik, Crrie, Gabler, Gerald and Soyer, H. Peter (2009). Teledermatology in developing countries. Telehealth in the developing world. (pp. 121-134) edited by Richard Wootton, Kendall Ho, Nivritti G. Patil and Richard E. Scott. Ottawa, ON: International Development Research Centre.

  • Massone, Cesare, Brunasso, Alexandra Maria Giovanna and Soyer, H. Peter (2009). Teledermatopathology: Current status and perspectives. Telepathology. (pp. 163-178) edited by Sajeesh Kumar and Bruce E. Dunn. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer -Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-85786-0_13

  • Muir, J., Campbell, T. M. and Soyer, H.P. (2009). Telemedicine in Skin Emergencies. Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology. (pp. 247-252) edited by Revuz, J., Roujeau, J.-C., Kerdel, F. A. and Valeyrie-Allanore, L.. Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer - Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-79339-7_27

  • Massone, Cesare, Wurm, Elisabeth M.T., Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Lozzi, Gian Piero and Soyer, H. Peter (2007). Teledermatology. Color Atlas of Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin. (pp. 57-60) Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_8

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, R. and Soyer, H. P. (2007). Atypical (Dysplastic) Nevus. Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. (pp. 87-96) edited by Hans Peter Soyer, Guiseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Robert H. Johr.. Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_13

  • Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer and Soyer, H. Peter (2007). Common Nevus. Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. (pp. 102-105) edited by H. P. Soyer, G. Argenziano, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof and R. Johr. Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_15

  • Massone, Cesar, Wurm, Elizabteh M.T., Hofmann-Wellenhof, Rainer, Lozzi, Gian P. and Soyer, H.P. (2007). Teledermatology. Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. (pp. 56-60) edited by H.P. Soyer, G. Argenziano, R. Hofmann-Wellenhof and R. Johr. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Soyer, H. Peter and Wurm, Elisabeth M. T. (2007). The morphologic dimension in the diagnosis of melanocytic skin lesions. Color atlas of melanocytic lesions of the skin. (pp. 1-2) edited by H.P. Soyer, Giuseppe Argenziano, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof and Robert H. Jor. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-35106-1_1

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Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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