Professor Chris Griffiths

NIHR honours dermatology professor

Dermatology Consultant Professor Chris Griffiths has again been recognised by the National Institute for Health Research for his globally recognised research that is relevant to patients and has an impact on improvements in healthcare and public health. He is one of 18 new Emeritus Senior Investigators awarded by the NIHR.

It is a considerable achievement to attain Emeritus status, holders having succeeded twice in achieving Senior Investigator status in open competition and completed two terms as a Senior Investigator.

Prof Griffiths is Foundation Professor of Dermatology at The University of Manchester, Director of the Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research and Head of the Dermatology Theme of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. He was awarded an OBE in 2018.

He and his team have an international reputation for research into major skin diseases and run one of Europe’s leading dermatology clinical trial units. The team conducts clinical, problem-led research that is of direct relevance to patient care and treatment.

He is world-renowned for his expertise in psoriasis and this has also been recognised by leading media companies – he will be seen on BBC 1’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor programme later this year.

Prof Griffiths is Director of the Medical Research Council stratified medicine consortium – psoriasis stratification to optimise relevant therapy – (PSORT) and Chief Investigator of the national pharmacovigilance register for psoriasis – British Association of Dermatologists Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR). He also leads a large research programme on skin ageing.

The 2020 NIHR Senior Investigator competition will open in summer 2019. Leading researchers funded by the NIHR and who are employed by a NHS Trust, university or charity based in England are encouraged to apply.