Meet the Team

BSPD point of contact:

Dr Tess McPherson (Consultant Dermatologist, Oxford)

(To contact)

The BSPD Executive Committee:

  Dr Tess McPherson - President

Dr Tess McPherson is a Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer in charge of paediatric dermatology services in Oxford. Areas of interests: Adolescent dermatology, atopic eczema, acne, psoriasis, patient experiences of skin disease and undergraduate education. Tess is establishing a web resource (SKINS) for young adults with skin disease (

 Dr Lea Solman - Secretary

Dr Lea Solman is a dual-accredited Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology, based at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her clinical interests include vascular anomalies, including infantile haemangiomata, eczema and tuberous sclerosis. Lea is the Secretary of the BSPD and will become President of the Society after Tess.

 Professor Jemima Mellerio - Treasurer

Prof Jemima Mellerio is a Consultant Dermatologist at St John's Institute of Dermatology since 2003. Expert in epidermolysis bullosa and other genodermatoses, as well as paediatric dermatology; lead for Paediatric and Genetic Dermatology at St John's.  Also active research into genodermatoses and paediatric dermatology, including novel cellular therapies and ex vivo gene therapy. Jemma is the BSPD Treasurer.

 Dr Susannah Baron

Dr Susannah Baron is a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. Susannah has a special interest in psychodermatology.

 Dr Conor Broderick - Trainee representative

Dr Conor Broderick is a Dermatology Specialty Trainee in the East of England Deanery. He is currently carrying out research into how environmental factors are implicated in paediatric atopic eczema at St John’s Institute of Dermatology and King’s College London. Conor also manages the BSPD website. Trainees interested in paediatric dermatology can email Conor directly.

Dr Tim Clayton

Dr Tim Clayton is a Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

 Dr Karolina Gholam 

Dr Karolina Gholam is a Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Her areas of speciality are inflammatory dermatosis (including eczema and psoriasis), birthmarks, and acne.


Dr Helen Goodyear - Consultant Paediatrician Representative


Dr Helen Goodyear is a Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric dermatology. Additionally, she has a strong interest in medical education. She is the Associate Postgraduate Dean in the West Midlands for LTFT training, careers and professional support and is Head of the School of Paediatrics.

 Dr Emma Howard

Dr Emma Howard is a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London

Dr Samantha Ibbs

Dr Samantha Ibbs is a Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology at Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital.

 Dr Malobi Ogboli

Dr Malobi Ogboli is a Consultant Dermatologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

  Dr Jane Ravenscroft

Dr Jane Ravenscroft is a Consultant Dermatologist at Nottingham University Hospital and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. Lead for paediatric dermatology services at Nottingham Children’s Hospital. Areas of interest: atopic eczema, acne, genodermatoses. Consultant for nottinghameczema patient support group.

 Dr Nerys Roberts

Dr Nerys Roberts is a Consultant Dermatologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Having gained her MD for study of the mechanisms of inflammation in particular in atopy, her special interest is inflammatory skin diseases in both children and adults.

Professor Carsten Flohr- Co-opted member

Prof Carsten Flohr is Chair in Dermatology and Population Health Science as well as a Consultant Dermatologist and R&D Lead at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Carsten’s main research interest is atopic eczema, in particular novel methods of disease prevention and treatment.

 Dr Lindsay Shaw - Co-opted member 

Dr Lindsay Shaw is dually trained in paediatrics and dermatology and works as a consultant at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Great Ormond St Hospital. Her clinical interests are in inflammatory skin conditions, especially localised scleroderma, and vascular anomalies.