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Dr Jeremy Hudson – Clinical Director


MBChB, FRACGP, Advanced Certificate Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery, Advanced Certificate Dermoscopy (Distinction) SCCA

Moving to Townsville in 2006, Dr Hudson works full time in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and has extensive qualifications in the field, performing regular skin checks and a wide range of treatments including non-surgical therapies, basic excisions and complex flap and graft surgery.

Jeremy strongly believes that since Townsville has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, our patients deserve access to the best and latest advancements in skin cancer medicine.

Dr Hudson also holds the position of Senior Lecturer at James Cook University, where he writes and teaches courses in skin cancer medicine, dermoscopy (skin cancer imaging), and advanced graft and flap surgery. He is currently developing a series of online written and video resources for skin cancer surgical training.

Dr Hudson is an active member of several other research and training organizations including the Dermatology Special Interests Group (RACGP), the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and has assisted in research projects on surgical outcomes, histological sampling and tissue samples for cell line studies.

Jeremy is a strong advocate of education for both patients and doctors, and has worked extensively in both paid and volunteer positions to deliver high quality care and raise local training standards.

He and the North Queensland Skin Centre team look forwards to helping you with your regular skin checks and any required treatments.

Dr Paul Coxon


MBBS, Masters of Medicine (Skin Cancer), Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor (SCCA), FRACGP

Paul grew up in Townsville and was part of the second ever cohort at the school of medicine in 2001. After time in the hospital system in Cairns, Gold Coast, Mt Isa and Townsville he began general practice training in 2011. Throughout his 10 years in General Practice he became increasingly interested and busy with skin cancer and melanoma management so undertook further training and qualifications in skin cancer. It has become a field he is particularly passionate about and now works full time in the field of skin cancer and melanoma medicine and surgery. This includes diagnostics and screening with the use of dermoscopy and dermal imaging as well as management including both non-operative medical therapies as well as surgery including complex flaps and grafts. Patient education also forms an important part of our management as if you understand and are confident in our management then outcomes are better.

As a North Queensland local he understands our unique lifestyle, climate and geography. With skin cancer rates the highest in the world, we are at the forefront of management. He’s passionate about staying abreast of gold standard practice and providing our patients with the latest advancements in therapy. This includes participating in research to further contribute to the field.Having a large population that live remotely, he visits the North West Queensland and the Gulf country several times a year to provide outreach skin cancer clinics.

Outside of medicine he enjoys the North Queensland lifestyle (though am always sun smart).  He has a young family with three children that keeps him busy. An avid cyclist, you may see him on the road early in the morning in lycra (please don’t hit me). He enjoys following most sports in particular our very own North Queensland Cowboys, as well as the Carlton Blues and Queensland Reds. He  enjoys travel (though children have put the brakes on that a tad), good food and COFFEE!! Dr Paul Coxon joined the North Queensland Skin Centre team on 22nd April 2020 and has now open his book.

Kate Reid (EEN)


Dip.Nursing, Grad.Dip.Cosmetic Nursing.

Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

Kate is North Queensland Skin Centres very own Skin Nurse. She completed her hospital based training in 1989 at the old Townsville Hospital when it was across the road from where we are now.

She has over 30 years experience in many different areas of nursing including working in Hospitals (both Private and Public), General Practices, Private Practices and in theatre as an Anaesthetic nurse, but her special interest is Skin.

In 2014, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Cosmetic Nursing.

She is married with two grown up Children and two grand babies (Boys). When not working she loves to read, garden, occasionally cook and she has also been foster mum to many a puppy with Angel Paws.