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Health & Social Care Research Across North East & North Cumbria.


Meet the Team

Dermatology research in the North East and North Cumbria supports and provides participants with opportunities to take part in research into various skin conditions, including skin cancers and rare skin diseases. Research is promoted in the following areas of dermatology;  common chronic skin diseases such as urticaria, acne, drug reactions, eczema, and psoriasis where genetic research and biological therapies are a new focus for patient centred care.

Gillian Johnson

Research delivery manager

CRN North East and North Cumbria

Dr Shyamal Wahie

Dermatology specialty group lead

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Gillian Johnson's research experience

I have experience in leading and supporting both commercial and non commercial research opportunities across a number of medical specialities, including ageing, dermatology, gastroenterology, infection, liver, neurological and respiratory disorders working collaboratively with our local NHS trusts, universities and stakeholders to increase recruitment to National Institute for Health and Care Research portfolio studies through novel ways of working.

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Dr Shyamal Wahie's research experience

I have been doing research for about 15 years and currently I am the speciality group lead for dermatology based at the University Hospital of North Durham. Tips for getting involved in dermatology research include; having an awareness of eczema and psoriasis and how to interpret the conditions, as well as liaising closely with the research nurses and delivery staff in the specialty area

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How to get involved


Visit the national specialty page here

Contact the Biomedical Research Centre

Contact the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, their specialised technologies focuses on the assessment of skin biomes and the pathogenesis of dermatological conditions. 

Be Part of Research

 Signpost your dermatology patients to Be Part of Research

Get in touch

Contact the North East and North Cumbria Study Support Service on [email protected].

Complete mandatory training

If you haven’t already, complete the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training