Neo Skin SIG

The NeoSkin SIG provides a forum for discussion of practices that promote neonatal skin health and prevention and management of skin injury for neonates. Additionally, the SIG provides opportunity for neonatal nurses to explore and share quality improvement or research initiatives related to neonatal skin care and health. The skin is the largest organ of the human body and protecting skin is an essential element in providing care to well, preterm and sick newborns.  


  • Chair: Deanne August (Qld) 
  • Secretary: Lyn Chapple (Qld)
  • Treasurer liaison: Judy Macey (Qld)
  • Social media liaison: Emma Yeomans (Vic)
  • Ordinary Members: Linda Ng (Qld), Rebecca MacPherson (NSW), Stephanie Hall (Qld), Janene Douglas (Qld)

We are keen to welcome new committee members and observers to our committee from all areas around Australia. Contact us at for more information about this or any SIG matters.

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The NeoSkin produces and/or endorses newborn skin care resources produced for families and clinicians. 
Please click on the links/documents to download

Recommended reading: Conceptualising skin development diagrammatically from foetal and neonatal scientific evidence.  Deanne August, Klazina Marie van der Vis, Karen New

Updated 22 March 2024