Prof Malcolm RustinProf Malcolm H.A. Rustin BSc MD FRCP

Consultant Dermatologist, The Royal Free Hospital, London since 1989.

Prof. Rustin trained in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital including a BSc in Immunology. He completed an MD thesis from London University entitled “Vascular abnormalities in systemic sclerosis”. He trained in dermatology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and at the Middlesex and University College Hospitals, London. Professor Rustin has developed a clinical and research interest in atopic eczema working closely with Professor Len Poulter and more recently with Professor Arne Akbar in the Department of Immunology. He established a Skin Laser Unit and a Clinical Trials Unit and has undertaken studies assessing the efficacy of numerous therapies and treatments of atopic eczema, several biologicals in psoriasis and the use of lasers in the treatment of hirsutism and rosacea.

Author of 190 papers in peer-reviewed journals, he has also supervised and continues to supervise a number of MD and PhD theses.

He is Past Academic Vice-President of the British Association of Dermatologists, Past President of the Section of Dermatology of the Royal Society of Medicine, Past Chairman of the Dermatology Specialist Advisory Committee of the JRCPTB and current UK Dermatology representative of the European Union of Medical Specialists. He was awarded a Personal Chair in University College London in 2011.

Andrew MossMr Andrew Moss FCA

Partner at Lewis Golden LLP


Andrew Moss was born in Westminster and educated at St Andrews, Eastbourne and Harrow before spending a year in France. After taking a Foundation in accountancy he qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Lewis Golden & Co (now LLP), where he remains as a general Partner specialising in giving general business advice particularly in the Real Estate sector. He takes pride in looking after his clients and giving high quality service.  He is interested in people, encouraging and motivating those around him, and is particularly proud of the firm’s successful training record.


Andrew is a member of Court at the Merchant Taylors’ Livery Company in the City of London where he chairs the Audit and the Wine Committee. He also sits on the committees for Admissions and Policy & Finance. He is a governor at Merchant Taylors’ School, where he chairs the Committees covering Finance, Audit & Risk and Investment. He was previously a governor of St John’s School Northwood and The Hall in Hampstead,


He has been an active Trustee of the Dermatitis and Allied Diseases Research Trust since its inception in 1992. This charity, based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, aims to improve the treatment and care of skin diseases which tend to be a forgotten cause.


Andrew enjoys an occasional game of golf, is a member of Royal St Georges Golf Club and also enjoys the other fine things of life; good food and wine, opera and gardening. With his wonderfully supportive partner, Estelle, he has homes in Central London and the Cotswolds. They have four children.


Dr Catherine OrteuDr Catherine H. Orteu BSc MD FRCP

Consultant Dermatologist at The Royal Free Hospital, London since 2001.

She was educated at the Lyçée Français de Londres and qualified in Medicine from London Hospital Medical College in 1987. Her dermatology training was undertaken at The Royal Free and Royal London Hospitals and she was awarded MD in immunodermatology in 1999.

Dr Orteu has published principally on the immunological mechanisms involved in the generation of chronic cutaneous inflammation and auto-immunity, and on the cutaneous manifestations of Fabry disease.

She teaches at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and regularly lectures in the UK and abroad.

Dr Orteu is a member of British Association of Dermatologists, Royal Society of Medicine and St John’s Dermatological Society and a committee member of British Society for Medical Dermatology.

Prof Chris BunkerProf Chris B. Bunker MA MD FRCP

Consultant Physician to the Skin Department of University College London Hospital

He has a personal Chair at Imperial College (2004) and University College (2010), London. Chris Bunker was educated at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Westminster Medical School, London. He trained in general medicine in London, Derby and Oxford and in dermatology at The Middlesex and University College Hospitals.

He is an ex-President of the Chelsea Clinical Society, and is the President of the Dermatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine as well as the current President of the British Association of Dermatologists. He has been the Royal College of Physicians Ingram Lecturer (2001: The Diagnosis of Melanoma), the Dowling Orator (2010: Skin at the Deep End) and the Neil Smith Orator (2011: HIV Dermatology in the 21st Century).

His clinical and research interests include complex medical and inpatient dermatology (including severe drug reactions and TEN), melanoma, male genital dermatoses and HIV dermatology. He has published over 270 papers, case reports, books and chapters, including on HIV and male genital dermatology.

Dr Jennifer JonesDr Jennifer Jones MBBS BSc MRCP

Consultant Dermatologist at her NHS practice – The Royal Free Hospital, London.

She consults privately at the Hospital of St John and Elizabeth in St John’s Wood. Her interests include general dermatology, skin cancer, cutaneous allergy and hair disorders.

She qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 1991 from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London. After working as a doctor for two years, she travelled to India and Nepal and subsequently to South America where she worked for 4 years as Assistant Medical Director for Pfizer in Chile.

She returned to medicine in 1998 and gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2000.

Her Dermatology training was at Chelsea & Westminster, St Mary’s and University College Hospitals in London as well as at the University of Miami, Auckland, New Zealand and Barcelona, Spain. She has been an independent Consultant for Garnier for over six years and is a spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation (BSF).

Sandy McBride

Sandy McBride

Dr Sandy McBride MBBS FRCP MD

Clinical Dermatologist at The Royal Free Hospital, London with a special interest in Psoriasis and a focus on its impact on patients’ lives.

Together with colleagues, she has developed The Royal Free Psoriasis Service, which is considered a gold standard of care for patients with psoriasis. This patient centred service comprises a large multi-disciplinary team, which provides an unusually comprehensive approach to the management of psoriasis. The aim of the service is not only to manage patients medically, but to address the considerable psychosocial effects of the disease.

Sandy McBride has developed, with the help of Dermatrust and an NHS innovation award, a ‘psycho-dermatology’ service integrating a psychology service within the established dermatology department at the Royal Free Hospital, which provides psychological therapy for patients with skin disease.

She has recently set up a research group to investigate aspects of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The group’s broad base of members (dermatologists, rheumatologists, and psychologists) provides a unique opportunity to investigate patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis from diverse viewpoints.

Dr McBride is a member of various National and European steering groups for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Prof Arne AkbarProf Arne Akbar BSc PhD

Head of the Division of Infection and Immunity at University College London.

He obtained his BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology from Queen Elizabeth College, London in 1978 and his PhD from the University of Southampton in 1982. He spent 3 years as a postdoctoral Fellow at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. He returned to a second post doctorate at the Department of Clinical Immunology at the Royal Free Hospital in 1985 where he was appointed as Lecturer rising to Professor. He is currently the Head of the Division of Infection and Immunity at University College London.

Prof Akbar was a member of the scientific organising committee of European Union and National Institutes of Health Ageing Institute (USA) funded networks of international collaborators. He has contributed to the organisation of successful meetings in Paris and the U.K. on ageing/senescence related topics. He has been invited to present Keynote Lectures on the BBSRC funded work at international meetings. Prof Akbar was also invited to discuss BBSRC-funded ageing related-issues with the then Science Minister Mr. Malcolm Wicks and to present his work at a BBSRC joint strategy meeting aimed at assessing the success of their funded ageing initiatives (2007).

He is on the Board of Trustees of the British Society of Immunology (BSI) and chairs their Programme Committee. In addition, he has established a U.K. based focus group on Differentiation and Immunosenescence that is affiliated to the BSI.

Stan J PateyStan J. Patey BEng (Hons) BSc (Hons) MBA ACIM MIP

Chairman of Termhouse Corporate Finance

Stan Patey established Termhouse Corporate Finance in 2003, as a strategic advisory firm, for developing businesses. Stan is also the Chairman and Non Executive Director on various public and private boards, assisting and guiding their development.

His considerable corporate experience, at operational and board level, covers the City Professional Firms (Price WaterhouseCoopers, Pannell Kerr Forster., JMB) and Industry, both within the UK and Internationally. Stan has for many years acted as mentor to many key Chief Executive Officer’s within the City and the larger private family firms, covering such industries as Venture Capital, Private Equity, Energy, Engineering, IT and Food Manufacture/Distribution.

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Stan J Patey Dr Ferina Ismail BSc (Hons) MBBS PhD MRCP

Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ismail undertook her medical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London, during which time she also obtained a first class honours BSc degree in genetics. She trained as a dermatologist at Barts and The London, The Royal Free and King’s College Hospitals in London, during which time she was awarded a 3 year Medical Research Council clinical fellowship for which she completed a PhD at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute and Centre for Cutaneous Research, Barts and The London School of Medicine (January 2009). She has presented her research on skin cancer at national and international meetings and has journal publications arising from her work.

Dr Ismail has particular clinical expertise in the area of skin cancer and as such leads the dermatology skin cancer service at The Royal Free Hospital. She has specific experience in dealing with skin problems in organ transplant patients, who tend to present with more challenging skin cancers and skin conditions. Dr Ismail is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), and a board member and website editor for a sub-group of the BAD focusing on skin care in immunocompromised individuals. She is actively involved in clinical trials relating to the treatment of skin cancers.

Dr Mahreen Ameen

Dr Tabi Leslie

Dr Milica Vukmanovic

Mr Carl Hasty