Professor Gail Todd has been training in both basic sciences and medicine and has been actively involved in research since 1970. She has supervised and co-supervised many research projects for PhD, MSc, MMed and other post graduate programs, helping to secure funding for the candidate to do the research and providing collaboration networks. She has contributed significantly to the postgraduate programs for degrees by theses, having lead the original task team on program restructuring and implementation from 1999 to 2001. From 2003-2016 she served on the Faculty Doctoral and Masters by thesis committee overseeing the examiner’s reports and outcomes. Community dermatology is her passion and she has been active in trying to improve skin care for all especially those in under serviced areas of Arica. This lead to the first dermatology nurses course in Africa with 167 candidates trained since 1997 and the introduction of a Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology Nursing. Her commitment to African Dermatology has seen her involvement with the establishment of the African Society of Dermatology and Venereology as a founder member. Her main interests include eczema, psoriasis, pediatric dermatology, drug reactions and infectious diseases. She is currently Emeritus and Senior lecturer Dermatology Department University of Cape Town.