Bio: Zenas Yiu

I qualified in medicine from the University of Manchester, and was subsequently accepted into clinical academic training in dermatology at the North Western Deanery, U.K. I am currently a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Manchester working under Professors Chris Griffiths, Richard Warren and Darren Ashcroft, and a Specialist Registrar in Dermatology at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. I am also training in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

My research interests lie in pharmacoepidemiology and evidence‐based dermatology, and I take a particular interest in the evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of novel therapeutics for chronic inflammatory skin conditions. I was heavily involved in the systematic review process underpinning the evidence‐based recommendations in the British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for biological therapy for psoriasis 2017. My current area of research aims to quantify the risk of serious infections associated with biological therapies for psoriasis, utilizing the rich resource that is the British Association of Dermatologists’ Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR).

My first medical publication was in the BJD, and I have performed peer reviews for the BJD ever since I started training in dermatology.