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Our role is to support the delivery of high-quality clinical research in Dermatology and manage participant recruitment to time and target, both for Dermatology studies which are led from Scotland, and studies led by other nations which Scottish sites are participating in. We provide support in the following areas:

  • Managing the study portfolio record
  • Monitoring the attainment of recruitment targets
  • Providing advice on study design and feasibility
  • Troubleshooting issues with poor recruitment
  • Sharing information on new studies
  • Identifying potential sites for studies
  • Facilitating access to resource to support research
  • Raising the profile of Dermatology Research.

There are between two and three thousand recognised conditions in dermatology and it is estimated that around half of the UK population is affected by at least one of these conditions each year. 

Dermatology Studies

The Dermatology Specialty Group oversees research dealing with diseases that affect the skin, hair and nails. Key topics of Dermatology research include:

  • Common chronic skin diseases such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
  • Skin cancers including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma
  • Skin infections such as herpes simplex, warts, impetigo and fungal infections like athlete’s foot
  • Skin disorders where genetics plays a major role
  • Rare skin diseases
  • Studies relating to wounds such as venous ulcers and pressure ulcers.

Dr Richard Weller, NRS Dermatology Clinical Lead, explores whether the sun could be good for your heart at TEDxGlasgow

Information for patients, carers and the public

NRS Research Scotland is committed to actively involving patients, those who care for them and the public in all aspects of the research process, including shaping future research activity. Read more

Key Links and Documents

Key Contacts

Specialty Lead: Dr Richard Weller

Performance Manager: Jacqueline Pearson