Profession:

Consultant Dermatologist

Relevant organisations/institutions:

  • Consultant Dermatologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Committee Member, British Hair and Nails Society
  • Steering Committee member, UK-Dermatology Clinical Trials Network

Research areas of interest/specialisms:

Clinical = All types of hair and scalp disorders

Research = Cicatricial (Scarring) alopecias (particularly the immunology of Lichen planopilaris) and alopecia areata

Work/academic background:

Matthew received his medical degree from the University of Leeds, UK in 1998. In 2001, he gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London, and in January 2003 took a post as a Specialist Registrar in Dermatology in Manchester. During training Matthew took time out of programme to study the hair immune system in primary cicatricial alopecias, working as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, and a visiting Research Fellow in Experimental Dermatology at the University of Lübeck, Germany. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester in 2011 for this work.

Matthew now works as a Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal Foundation Trust in Manchester and has an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at the University of Manchester. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Matthew has a special interest in hair loss disorders, in particular the scarring alopecias, receiving specialist referrals from around the region. He is a founder member of the British Hair and Nails Society (BHNS) and acts as the research lead on the BHNS executive committee.

Relevant weblinks:

The following are links to some of the research institutions that Matthew has mentioned: