Research projects & clinical interest

Research projects

  • UVA, azathioprine & skin cancer (PhD project)
  • Topical Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) versus 5- Fluorouracil in the treatment of field precarcinogenesis in organ transplant recipients
  • Sequential Topical PDT & Imiquimod  (Aldara) cream for the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma
  • Principal Investigator SESAME multicentre study: Daylight PDT for the treatment of actinic keratosis (Galderma sponsored) 2016
  • Skin Cancer in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia patients
  • Cutaneous Sarcoma
  • MRI evaluation of BCCs of the ear pre-treatment
  • Interactions of acute, latent and post vaccinated immune responses to Varicella Zoster Virus and its relationship with immunity to other herpes viruses in young adults and older people.
  • OCT assessment of skin tumours of the head and neck. PhD student (UCL) Mr Dara Rashed (PhD awarded 2015 by University College London)). Co-supervised with Mr Colin Hopper, Eastman Dental Institute. Funding: Iraqi Government.
  • Effects of IPL on collagen and DNA: PhD student (UCL) Ms Anna Maeva. Co-supervisor with Dr Laurent Bozec, Head of Research, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Funding: Self funded

Clinical interests

  • Topical Photodynamic therapy (PDT ) – established the PDT service at Barts and The London NHS Trust and University College Hospital
  • Dermatological surgery- experienced in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, lasers and facial reconstruction techniques. Undertaken a post-CCT fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatological Surgery at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. Subsequently Established the Mohs micrographic surgery service at University College Hospital
  • Skin cancer- especially surgical and non-surgical treatment of skin cancer, pre-cancer and field cancerisation
  • Skin cancer in organ transplant recipients, haemato-oncology patients and other immunosuppressed patients
  • Immunosuppressive drugs (particularly azathioprine) and skin cancer.
  • Photobiology- especially (1) the effects of ultraviolet radiation on skin and (2) DNA repair disorders such as Xeroderma Pigmentosum
  • Systemic therapies for the treatment of skin disease
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Skin Sarcoma