I am a Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I am Associate Director for HDR-UK London, leading on behalf of LSHTM. I also work as an honorary consultant dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital London.
I trained in Medicine at the Queen’s University of Belfast, completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham and gained post-doctoral experience at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
I lead a large collaborative international programme of work using the power of electronic medical record and administrative data to provide answers for important research questions related to a range of skin diseases. I also lead programmes focusing on understanding gene-environment interactions in eczema and am contributing to programmes on stratified medicine in eczema. I am co-founder and co-Chair of the Reporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely collected Data (RECORD) initiative and have a range of active local, national and international collaborative projects using data from Denmark, Norway and the USA.