Salford skin expert Dr Tamara Griffiths will be the next President of the British Association of Dermatologists.
The charity, founded in 1920, is the professional membership body for dermatologists in the UK and plays a key role in improving medical education, research, and professional practice and standards.
Dr Griffiths is a senior consultant dermatologist at Salford Royal Hospital, with considerable experience in medical education and research, especially in skin ageing. She is a leading advocate for training and regulation in the non-surgical cosmetic sector.
She completed her medical and dermatology training at the University of Michigan, USA, and was consultant dermatologist for 15 years at Macclesfield District General Hospital where she was Associate Medical Director, before joining Salford Royal in 2011.
She has previously held key leadership roles in education as Dermatology SAC Chair for the JRCPTB, and training programme director for Northwestern Deanery. She led the design and implementation of the 2021 dermatology post-graduate curriculum. She was also appointed as inaugural Vice President for Education at the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), promoting dermatology education and training across the healthcare workforce, and championing the development of the BAD’s education board, the British College of Dermatology.
She is a founding member and past-President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group; and co-founded the first-of-kind University of Manchester MSc in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine in 2012, recognised as the educational gold-standard. She has been instrumental in pushing through regulation in this field, acting as advisor to the DHSC’s Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions led by Sir Bruce Keogh, and plays a key role in the recent amendment to the Health and Social Care Act, which will now grant power for mandatory licensing in this sector.
She is Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials involving topical products and injectable therapies, and has been research advisor to trainees, MSc and MD students.
She has been a Trustee of the research charity the British Skin Foundation for over a decade. In 2018 she was senior member of the award-winning BMJ’s Dermatology Team of the Year, and in 2021 received the BAD’s Clinician of the Year Award.
She is currently President-elect of the BAD, with her Presidential term 2024-2026.