Dr Penny Lee graduated from Queensland University in 1981 and worked at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, where she developed an interest in Dermatology. She then completed a General Practice training programme and obtained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After spending several years in general practice, an opportunity arose to obtain experience as a psychiatry registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. She subsequently completed her training and obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1993.
After working five years in private psychiatry practice in Paddington, Dr Lee completed a year of research with the Skin and Cancer Foundation, Darlinghurst. She set up the psychodermatology clinic and conducted trials into the pharmacological and psychological management of eczema and psoriasis. She undertook her postgraduate dermatology training at Liverpool, St Vincent’s, Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales’ Hospitals.
Her interests include paediatric and adult dermatology.