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The Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research is internationally recognised for its excellence in researching a wide range of skin conditions and in running important clinical trials.

Led by Professor Richard Warren, the Centre is fully integrated with the clinical dermatology service based at Salford Royal and has a broad base of principle investigators with expertise in a wide array of inflammatory skin conditions, alopecia, photodermatoses and skin cancer.

Prof Warren also co-leads the dermatology theme at the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, which supports research into the common pathways driving inflammatory skin diseases, predictors of disease course and therapeutic response, and mechanisms to optimise treatment.

The team frequently lead on publications in high impact general medical journals such as the Lancet and NEJM, demonstrating the strength and impact of their research. They have strong relationships with leading dermatology pharmaceutical companies and an excellent record of UK, European and global first participant recruitment.

Research interests include:

  • Chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema
  • Ageing of the skin
  • The skin immune system
  • Hair loss disorders
  • Photodermatology
  • The relationship between skin conditions and psychological factors (the ‘brain-skin’ axis)
  • Aesthetic dermatology
  • Clinical trials
  • Wound healing and keloid disease
  • Mast cell biology
  • Microbiome

Patients are at the heart of the Centre’s research, and the group has long-standing relationships with local and national patient groups.

We are always looking for volunteers to take part in our studies.  If you would like more information on getting involved, please call 0161 206 4282.

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