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About Us


Our research spans across many dermatology conditions relating to the skin to offer our patients the best opportunities to participate in research.  Our established team of researchers run a wide range of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), Clinical Research Network (CRN) portfolio and non-portfolio adopted studies and we are one of the few departments in the Trust offering research to patients of all ages from babies to teenagers and through to adulthood.  Our primary areas of research focus on skin cancers, eczema, psoriasis, acne and the management of these conditions.  Within our research we explore a wide range of treatments such as light therapy, surgical techniques, antibiotic and biologic drugs as well as a range of emollients.

Our research portfolio is well balanced with a mixture of both commercially sponsored drug studies and University led registry data collection, randomised clinical trials and observational research.  We are fortunate to have good relationships with the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network with whom we collaborate with for some of our research studies.

Please click here to be taken to the NIHR Be Part of Research website where you can search for research studies that are currently being undertaken in our Speciality at our Trust.

Our Research Team

We have a dedicated Research Nurse working on our Dermatology research studies who is trained to national standards of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).  Our Research Nurse is supported by a Senior Research Nurse for the Trust and our research studies are set up with the assistance of a Research Delivery Facilitator from the Research and Development team.

We also run research studies at our Scarborough, Malton and Bridlington Hospitals with the help from our colleagues in the Local Clinical Research Network's Generic Research Team.  Click here to be taken to the Generic Research Team's webpage.

Our Research Nurse works closely with members of the dermatology multidisciplinary team and many of these members of staff are involved in the delivery of our research studies.  Patient care and safety is at the forefront of our research and everyone working on our studies is trained to an appropriate standard to meet the needs of both the patient and the study requirements.

Meet our York Team members

Name, Job Title Email Telephone Number
Amy Watson & Sally Gilroy, Research Nurses 01904 72 1853
Lisa Carr-Knott, Research Delivery Facilitator 01904 72 5122
Laura Griffiths, Senior Research Nurse 01904 72 5125

Our Researchers

Name, Job Title
 Dr Keith Wu, Consultant Dermatologist
 Dr Kathryn Thomson, Consultant Dermatologist
 Dr Caroline Love, Senior Clinical Fellow, Dermatology
 Dr Calulm Lyon, Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Consultant & Lecturer at the University of Manchester
 Dr Julia Stainforth, Consultant Dermatologist and Clinical Lead
 Dr Andrew Muinonen-Martin, Consultant Dermatologist
 Dr Jasmine Mikeljevic, Consultant Dermatologist

Useful Websites

British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Intervention Register; Information about the register that seeks to assess the long-term safety of biologic treatments for psoriasis.

UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network; Develops research projects initiated by their member's ideas.

Psoriasis Association; Information about the management of Psoriasis and research in the area.

Cancer Research UK; Symptoms, types, treatments and research in the area of skin-cancer.

National Institute of Health Research; Information about Research, the Clinical Research Networks, Funding and Support and much more.

1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

York and Scarborough

100 research studies open to recruitment


4760 patients recruited into clinical trials