Professor Chris Griffiths, Director of The Dermatopharmacology Unit

Professor Chris Griffiths

Professor Griffiths is Foundation Professor of Dermatology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

He qualified from St Thomas Hospital Medical School, London University and gained his MD also from London University. He trained in dermatology at St Marys Hospital, London and the University of Michigan.

He developed the "hub-and-spoke" model of dermatology services for Greater Manchester; and introduced a multidisciplinary clinic for severe psoriasis - the Manchester Psoriasis Service - which was awarded the Hospital Doctor Dermatology Team of the Year Award in 2002.

He is President of the European Dermatology Forum, and co-founder of the International Psoriasis Council. In 2009 he received the lifetime achievement award from the American Skin Association. He is also a Past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists and a past Chairman of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Professor Griffiths is on the editorial boards of 8 scientific journals, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. He is author of 400 full articles and 150 book chapters, reviews and letters in scientific journals, and a co-editor of Rooks Textbook. He has long-standing research interests in all aspects of psoriasis.

Chris is a frequent fundraiser for the British Skin Foundation- last year raising over £31,000 for this worthwhile cause. He lives in Cheshire, with his wife and two children.

Professor Griffiths: Research profile