One of our three main objectives has always been 'to promote and fund research into the causes, nature and care of psoriasis and to publish and disseminate the results of that research'.
The projects that have been funded range from genetic research, through to psychological interventions to help people cope with the impact of psoriasis on everyday life.
Each grant application is assessed by the Medical and Research Committee of the Psoriasis Association, in addition to external reviewers. There is a Conflicts of Interest policy in place to manage the Committee. It has long been the belief that the Psoriasis Association has a key role to play in supporting projects in the developmental stages, that then go on to attract further funding from other sources as a result of this early ‘pump priming’.
Focus is now turning to the next generation of researchers into psoriasis, the PhD Students. In the most recent Psoriasis Association membership survey, members confirmed that they feel funding research to be a crucial part of our work, and we continue to raise funds for this purpose and remain committed to supporting innovative and informative research projects that will improve the lives of people living with psoriasis. Click here to read our Research Strategy 2017-2022.