About us

The Centre for Dermatology, led by Professor Christopher Griffiths, comprises a vibrant interactive grouping of clinical and basic scientists investigating skin cell physiology and disease.

Following the 2007 reorganisation of the University, the Group expanded with the fusion of the dermatology and plastic surgery research groups, and has further enlarged with the addition of principal investigators from the fields of health psychology, hair follicle and stem cell research. Our range of backgrounds, including photobiology and cutaneous vascular control, place us in a unique position to address the interplay of extrinsic and intrinsic factors in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of skin disorders. We employ research techniques ranging from molecular biology to psychosocial assessment to address questions arising from clinical care.

We have excellent facilities and track record of whole human research, both physiological and clinical trials, dedicated skin tissue research laboratories, and long-running collaborative research programmes within the Life Sciences laboratories.

Our translational research is supported by access to large community and hospital-based patient populations and large sample collections. We have extensive collaborative networks internally, nationally and internationally,

Our substantial grant income includes EU, MRC, BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, NIHR, together with significant industrial sponsorship.