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The Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1996 by dermatologists and scientists working at Australian and New Zealand universities, hospitals, private clinics, and research institutions.

The objectives of the society are:

  • To provide a forum for interaction between doctors treating patients with diseases of the hair and scalp and scientists working in the field of hair and wool research.
  • To enhance the treatment of people with disorders of the hair and scalp through making available the latest advances in research and diagnostic techniques.
  • To facilitate research into hair development, structure, and function through the study of human patients, animals, and model systems which may be of mutual benefit to wool and cosmetic industries, and which may lead to a better understanding of human and animal hair disorders.
  • To bring together scientists and clinicians working in the fields of hair and wool.
  • To encourage researchers entering the field of hair science.
  • To establish links with the International Hair Research Societies and to foster international collaboration into hair and wool research.