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Dr Laura Savage
Laura Savage is a Consultant Dermatologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, with expertise in general and surgical dermatology. A UK certified dermatologist and on the UK Specialist Register, she is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists and European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
Dr Savage graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 2005 and subsequently trained in Dermatology within the Yorkshire Deanery. During her training, she undertook a PhD and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. Dr Savage is widely published and is internationally recognised for her expertise in psoriasis and other medical dermatology disorders. She is an elected committee member of the British Society of Medical Dermatology (BSMD) and takes an active role in medical education on a national and international level.
Dr Rebecca Batchelor
Rebecca Batchelor is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. She trained in Leeds and Manchester before taking up a consultant post in the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust. In 2008, Dr Batchelor moved to Devon and has been a consultant there ever since.
Dr Batchelor’s sub-speciality interests are General Dermatology, Phototherapy and non-melanoma skin cancer. She is lead for biologics in Exeter and supervises a nurse-led biologics clinic.
Dr Anthony Bewley
Anthony Bewley is a Consultant Dermatologist at Barts Health (The Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospitals NHS Trust). He qualified from Bristol University Medical School in 1987 and has trained in general dermatology in London, becoming a consultant in 1996.
Dr Bewley has developed an interest in how the skin interacts with the brain and the mind. He has a specialist clinic with a multidisciplinary team at least every week at the Royal London Hospital, which was awarded ‘BMJ Dermatology Team of the Year’ in 2017. Dr Bewley has written many peer reviewed papers, chapters and textbooks on a variety of skin diseases, and continues in active dermatology research. He is the co-author of Practical Psychodermatology and a range of other texts. Dr Bewley is the secretary of the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry and co-chair of Psychodermatology UK.
He has a general dermatology practice but specialises in skin cancer, acne, skin surgery, skin infestations and infections, and inflammatory skin diseases. Dr Bewley has researched extensively in many aspects of dermatology, but has a particular research interest in psychodermatology, inflammatory skin diseases and skin cancer.
Professor Christine Bundy
Christine Bundy is a Professor of Behavioural Medicine at Cardiff University. She completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham in 1989 and became a Chartered Psychologist in 1994. She was appointed as a lecturer in Health Psychology in 1995, as a Reader in Behavioural Medicine / Health Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2002 and as an Honorary Consultant Psychologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in 2011.
Professor Bundy was President of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine until December 2016 and has served on two NICE clinical guideline development groups. She has over 100 peer review publications including four key reports on the development of NHS patient services.
Over the last 30 years, she has conducted translational research, applying psychology to inform and improve patient care. Her focus is on the role of patient beliefs about long-term conditions and how this impacts on their mood and health behaviour through to interventions that enhance motivation for self-management. Most of that research has been across long-term conditions and over the last 10 years has focused on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
Dr Margo Gkini
Dr Manju Kalavala
Manju Kalavala is a Consultant in Dermatology & Paediatric Dermatology on the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. He has trained in Dermatology in India, United Kingdom and USA. Dr Kalavala set up Paediatric Dermatology services at the University Hospital of Wales after completing his fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology at the University of California in San Diego.
Dr Kalavala leads a Biologics service for dermatology and manages complex inflammatory skin diseases. He is experienced in performing cutaneous surgery and lasers in children as well as adults. Dr Kalavala is actively involved in research and is currently conducting trials on the efficacy of new molecules in psoriasis. He also has a passion for teaching and is program director for the Wales Dermatology Program.
Dr Areti Makrygeorgou
Areti Makrygeorgou has been an Associate Specialist Dermatologist since 2009. For the last 5 years, she has been leading the Severe Psoriasis tertiary service in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with one Consultant colleague. Dr Makrygeorgou also leads the Combined Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis clinic in the area. The latter has recently been joined by another Consultant Rheumatologist and two Consultant Gastroenterologists and provides tertiary service locally and regionally.
Dr Makrygeorgou’s main areas of interest are within Medical Dermatology and predominantly chronic inflammatory and immune mediated dermatoses.
Dr Agustin Martin-Clavijo
Agustin Martin-Clavijo is a Consultant Dermatologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Salamanca, Spain in 1995. He then completed a research PhD before moving to the United Kingdom in 1997 to train in General Internal Medicine and become a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Following this, he completed specialist training in Dermatology in the West Midlands to become a fully accredited Consultant Dermatologist, registered within the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register.
Dr Martin-Clavijo splits his NHS time between skin oncology, cutaneous surgery and general dermatology. He is actively involved in research and is the Dermatology Specialty lead for dermatology research in the West Midlands Clinical Research Network. He is also a member of the West Midlands Dermatology Training Committee, which oversees the training of future Dermatologists.
Dr Andrew Pink
Andrew Pink is a consultant dermatologist and operational lead of the adult clinical trials unit at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is an honorary clinical lecturer at King’s College London and was the previous honorary secretary of the St John’s Dermatological Society. His key clinical and academic interests are psoriasis and eczema.
Dr Pink trained at Nottingham Medical School and underwent his clinical dermatological training at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology. He was awarded a highly prestigious Academic Clinical Fellowship and subsequently Academic Clinical Lectureship at the Institute. He successfully completed a PhD in medical dermatology during his training and continues to be very actively involved in skin research, running a number of trials assessing new treatments in conditions such as eczema and psoriasis at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals. He is widely published in peer-reviewed Dermatology journals and has received numerous distinguished prizes including a Medical Research Council Centenary Award.
Dr Miriam Wittmann
Miriam Wittmann is an Associate Professor in Inflammatory Skin Diseases. She trained in Dermatology at Hannover Medical School in Germany and received Specialist Dermatology Certification in 2005. She has been active in eczema research since 1997 investigating reasons why this condition tends to become so chronic and has received professor status for her work in that area.
Dr Wittmann came to the UK in 2008 as a Lecturer in Immunology at the University of Leeds and returned to Clinical Dermatology in 2012. She runs clinics at Bradford Teaching Hospital in general dermatology, a hand eczema clinic and a combined clinic with rheumatology focusing on psoriatic disease and Lupus erythematosus conditions. Dr Wittmann is currently chief investigator of a UK-wide study on hand eczema called ALPHA and has developed a special interest and expertise in hand eczema conditions.
Dr Irshad Zaki
Irshad Zaki has been Clinical Director for Dermatology for the past eleven years at the Heart of England Foundation Trust and subsequently, University Hospitals Birmingham.
Dr Zaki was appointed as a Consultant Dermatologist in 1999 with subspecialty expertise in skin cancer management. He helped establish a new Department of Dermatology at Solihull, which is now one of the largest units in the West Midlands.
Dr Zaki has been involved in several committees regarding clinical care as well as cost effectiveness of treatment, including the Clinical Lead for the Action of Dermatology programme, Chair of the Regional Skin Cancer Committee and Lead Clinician for Skin Cancer at Heart of England Foundation Trust. More recently, he has been appointed president of the Midlands Dermatology Society.
Dr Zaki has received the ‘Building Healthier Lives’ clinical excellence award, an acknowledgement of his clinical care and contribution to the health service. He was also awarded the British Association of Dermatologists Clinician of the Year 2020.