The NCRI Skin Group brings together clinicians, scientists and patients, carers and others affected by cancer (also known as ‘consumers’), amongst many others, to coordinate the development of a strategic portfolio of research within the field of skin cancer. The group works closely with clinical research networks, funders and researchers to develop research to improve outcomes for skin cancer patients.  

The NCRI Skin Group consists of an executive group, chaired by Professor Poulam Patelwhich provides oversight of the research landscape and proactively identifies opportunities for the group. The NCRI Skin Group also has several subgroups that develop research in areas of strategic need. Members are competitively recruited to the executive group and subgroups twice a year.  

Group Chair: Professor Poulam Patel

Ruth Board, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paul Craig, Consultant Histopathologist, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Avinash Gupta, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Jaime Halvorsen, Operations Manager, NIHR LCRN, North West Coast, NIHR Cancer Research Network – London

Kara Heelan, Consultant Dermatologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Jong Kim, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Honorary Senior Lecturer, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Rubeta Matin, Consultant Dermatologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Poulam Patel, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University of Nottingham

Miranda Payne, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Oxford Cancer Centre

Rowan Pritchard Jones, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Charlotte Proby, Professor of Dermatology, University of Dundee

Agata Rembielak, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Simon Rodwell

Chris Smith, Industry Operations Manager, NIHR CRN North West C, NIHR Cancer Research Network – London

Mark Stares, Medical Oncology StR, NHS Lothian

Neil Steven, Consultant in Medical Oncology, King’s College London (KCL)

Victoria Woodcock, Clinical Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Christina Yap, Professor of Clinical Trials Biostatistics, Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)