Past Research Programmes

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Investigation of the roles of UV-induced nitric oxide and vitamin D in Narrow-band UVB phototherapy treated psoriasis patients.
Dr Richard Weller - University of Edinburgh


PhD Studentship - The molecular genetic basis of Generalised Pustular Psoriasis.
Dr Francesca Capon - King's College London

PhD Studentship - Oxidised lipids and their role in the immunopathology of Psoriasis.
Dr Tim Millar - University of Southampton

PhD Studentship - The role of exercise on cardiovascular disease risk in Psoriasis.
Dr Helen Young - University of Manchester


Autophagy: a novel therapeutic target for psoriasis.

Professor N J Reynolds - Newcastle University

Cochrane Review update:  Topical Treatments for Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Dr A Mason - University of York

A multi-centre, prospective, cohort study to establish clinically relevant pharmaco-genetic markers of systemic treatment outcomes in patients with severe Psoriasis.
Dr Catherine Smith - St. John's Institute of Dermatology, London

PhD Studentship - A longitudinal study of adherence to medication and lifestyle behaviour change in people living with psoriasis.
Professor Chris Griffiths and Dr Lis Cordingley - University of Manchester


Do alterations in cutaneous vascular biology identify those patients with Psoriasis who have increased risk of cardiovascular co-morbidity?
Dr Helen Young - University of Manchester

Signal transduction of mechanical stress in normal and psoriatic skin.
Dr Julia Reichelt - Newcastle University


PhD Studentship – The role of genes predisposing to epithelial inflammation in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.
Dr Francesca Capon – Kings College London.

A study to investigate self management practices and their development in adult patients with mild to moderate psoriasis.
Dr Steven Ersser – University of Bournemouth.


Characterisation of induced regulatory T cells in psoriatic skin lesions and assessment of their function.
Dr A Ormerod and Dr Barker – University of Aberdeen


A national database for psoriasis (DatPsoUK) examination of the interplay between genotype and phenotype.
Professor Barker, Professor Griffiths, Dr Burden, Dr Lewis, Professor Trembath – St Johns Institute of Dermatology, London.

Role of epidermal apoptosis in the clearance of psoriatic lesions.
Professor Reynolds – University of Newcastle

What is the optimum method for measuring minimal erythemal dose (MED) for narrow band phototherapy.
Dr Moseley – University of Dundee


Distribution and regulation of ERM protein in psoriasis: a pilot study.
Dr Crouch – University of Dundee.

Investigation of interaction between NK T cells and keratinocytes in induction of psoriatic lesions.
Professor Freidmann – University of Southampton.

Early transcriptional changes in the development of psoriasis.
Professor Groves – Imperial College London.

Investigation of vitamin D receptor polymorphisms on the response on T cells to vitamin D therapy in psoriasis.
Dr Pringle – University of Leicester.

The function of fringe genes in epidermal homeostasis and their role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.
Dr Han – University of Wales College of Medicine.


Clinical and molecular assessment of photosensitive psoriasis.
Dr Rhodes – University of Manchester

The role of tight function claudins in the pathophysiology of chronic plaque psoriasis.
Dr Watson – University of Manchester


Time course for development of PUVA erythema following oral administration of 5 methopsoralen (5Mod).
Dr Berroeta – University of Dundee.

Apoloprotein E polymorphisms, chronic plaque psoriasis and disease response to acitretin.
Dr Smith – St Johns Institute of Dermatology, London.

Analysis of intracellular calcium signalling in psoriasis.
Professor Reynolds – University of Newcastle

The role of nuclear factor kappa B and SP-1 in psoriasis.
Dr Plevin – University of Strathclyde.

To determine the effect of venous compression on clearance of lower leg psoriasis during phototherapy: a randomised single blinded within patient controlled trial.
Dr McBride – Royal Free Hampstead

Psoriasis, streptococcus pyogenes and stress.
Dr Hales – University of Leicester

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