Senior Investigator Profile

First NameChristopher
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostProfessor of Dermatology
DepartmentDermatology, Dermatology Centre
InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
NHS TrustSalford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameNorth West
Primary Research FieldDermatology
Secondary Research FieldDermatology
BiographyChris Griffiths qualified in Medicine from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. He trained in Dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and at the University of Michigan, USA, where he was on Faculty for 4 years. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester in 1994 and is an honorary consultant dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Griffiths introduced a multidisciplinary clinic for severe psoriasis – the Manchester Psoriasis Service – awarded Hospital Doctor Dermatology Team of the Year in 2002. At the University of Manchester he has held several senior posts including Faculty Research Dean and; Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. Professor Griffiths’ named lectureships include: Sydney Watson Smith (2006); Parkes Weber (2007); Von Zumbusch, Munich (2007) ; Hellerstrom, Stockholm (2010; and Eugene Farber (2015). He received the psoriasis lifetime achievement award of the American Skin Association in 2009 and in 2015 the Sir Archibald Gray medal for outstanding service to British Dermatology. In 2011 he was elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Griffiths is co-founder and current President of the International Psoriasis Council and a past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists, European Dermatology Forum and British Society for Investigative Dermatology. He is a Board member of the European Society for Dermatological Research and International League of Dermatological Societies. He has published 535 Pubmed cited articles in scientific journals, and is senior editor of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. Professor Griffiths has long-standing research interests in all aspects of psoriasis including immunological mechanisms, immunotherapy, pharmacogenomics, and the ‘brain–skin axis.

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