We support and promote research in the following areas:
- Common chronic skin diseases such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
- Skin cancers including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma
- Skin infections such as herpes simplex, warts, impetigo and fungal infections like athlete’s foot
- Skin disorders where genetics plays a major role
- Rare skin diseases
We also take the lead on research studies relating to wounds such as venous ulcers and pressure ulcers.
'Dermatology research improves lives for patients. It brings in new treatments for difficult conditions and shows up drugs which are neffective. Patients who get involved with clinical studies tend to stay healthier, so our team wishes to make research available for all. Research is best done in a team and the NIHR is working towards bringing doctors, patients, nurses and scientists together to achieve what could never be done alone.' Dr Nick Levell, Dermatology National Specialty Lead