Having been inspired by my first experience of research during my clinical training at Hertford College, University of Oxford, I graduated in 2008 and went on to complete an academic foundation training followed by an academic clinical fellowship in Oxford. Through this, I gained valuable laboratory experience in cutaneous immunology under the excellent supervision of Professor Graham Ogg and developed a passion for better understanding and treating inflammatory skin disease.
As a dermatology trainee, I was presented with the Neil Cox award; as a UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UKDCTN) Specialist Registrar Fellow, I received extensive training in clinical research methodology from Professor Hywel Williams and the wonderful team at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology in Nottingham. I have previously sat on the UKDCTN Steering Group and am currently a member of the UKDCTN Trial Generation and Prioritisation Panel.
I have been involved in numerous clinical trials, both phase II and III, investigating new treatments for inflammatory skin disease, particularly atopic eczema. In 2016, I was awarded the Royal College of Physicians–National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and NIHR-British Association of Dermatologists’ research awards in recognition of my contribution to NIHR portfolio studies, which enabled me to further develop my skills. As a newly appointed consultant in Oxford, my clinical and research interests include inflammatory dermatoses, especially eczema and psoriasis, immunobullous disease and connective tissue disorders.