Consultant Dermatologist, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London


I was trained in Dermatology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield and completed MD thesis on clinical and immunological aspects of lichen sclerosus there. I became a Consultant Dermatologist in 1996 and now run the Vulval Clinic service at St John’s Institute of Dermatology which is a busy tertiary service for complex vulval conditions. With colleagues, I have established the St John’s annual course on Ano-genital and Oral Dermatology.


Teaching on all aspects of vulval disease at a local, national and international level. Co-author of a practical textbook of Vulval Disease written for trainees and co-editor of the textbook ‘Ridley’s The Vulva’, and active in clinical research. I was secretary of the European College for the Study of Vulval Disease until 2016, and is currently a Council member.