Professor of Cell Biology and Director of Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford

I am Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at University of Bradford - the largest academic center for skin and hair sciences in Britain. I holds a BSc from the National University of Ireland (Maynooth), a PhD from the University of London (St. John’s Institute of Dermatology) and post-doctoral training from New York University Medical School’s Dept. of Dermatology. Over the past 20 years I have researched in basic and applied skin/hair sciences, with a particular focus on the biology of human melanocytes/ pigmentation and hair growth disorders especially those with an immune basis (e.g., alopecia areata). I am a Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists, Society of Biology, and Institute of Trichologists (Vice-President), and serve(ed) on several editorial boards and is executive editor of International Journal of Trichology. I have published over 140 publications, incl. 3 books, and my H-Index is currently 45 (July 2014)


  • –present
    Professor of Cell Biology , University of Bradford


  • 1991 
    University of London (St. John's Institute of Dermatology), PhD