The Dermatology Research Centre was established in 2007 as a joint initiative of The University of Queensland and the Queensland Skin and Cancer Foundation to represent Queensland's first research unit led by specialist dermatologists.

Since its initiation the Dermatology Research Centre continues to grow and build its reputation, consists of both clinical and laboratory research groups studying skin and skin cancer, both melanoma and keratinocyte cancers, utilising the state-of-the-art research infrastructure at the Translational Research Institute. The centre is also undertaking the development and validation of novel technology platforms for diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Our success is largely due to our researchers' ability to obtain national and international competitive funding, as well as independent funding through philanthropy and industry.