Dr Erin McMeniman

UQ Women Create Change Ambassador
SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN

Dr Erin McMeniman
Consultant Dermatologist and PhD student, Faculty of Medicine


“I once had a surgeon tell me that ‘training a female medical student is only equivalent to training half a man, because they only work part time’, to which I replied ‘they do paid work part time, and the rest is unpaid for their family’. He was standing beside his dutiful wife who had given up her career to look after him and his children.”

Erin is a private practice dermatologist and a visiting specialist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is also completing her PhD part time within the Faculty of Medicine at UQ studying genetic associations of multiple primary melanoma. Erin completed her undergraduate medical degree and subsequent Master of Public Health with a dissertation project in skin diseases in indigenous children at UQ. Erin conducts annual outreach visits to remote Indigenous communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria. 

“Dermatology had not allowed anyone to train part time or job share in Queensland before me, and since then there have been at least five who have taken advantage of a more flexible training program.”


BSc – University of Queensland (1999)
MBBS – University of Queensland (2003)
MPH – University of Queensland (2008)
Fellowship of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2008)
Fellowship of the Australian College Dermatology (2014)