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Jonathan Barker

United Kingdom
Jonathan Barker
Jonathan Barker

United Kingdom

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Jonathan Barker is Professor of Medical Dermatology and Head of St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London, and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, both in London, UK. He specializes in complex hospital-based medical dermatology. Professor Barker is also Co-Director of the Severe Psoriasis Service and Skin Therapy Research Unit. His research extends from genetic discovery through to clinical outcome measurement. It has been funded from multiple sources including the European Union, the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the National Institute for Health Research, medical charities, and industry. Professor Barker is a key investigator in national and international consortia aiming to identify genetic susceptibility to important chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema, and in biomarker discovery of outcomes to interventions.

Professor Barker is Course Director of the Institute’s MSc Clinical Dermatology for overseas graduates. This internationally renowned course has existed for more than 40 years and has helped train many dermatologists around the globe, from the Caribbean through Africa to the Middle and Far East.

Professor Barker has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as The Lancet, Nature Genetics, and New England Journal of Medicine, and authored and edited several books including the newest edition of Rook’s textbook of dermatology (the “Rook Book”). Professor Barker sits on the editorial boards of several dermatology journals. He has also delivered plenary keynote lectures at many meetings internationally, including the Dohi Memorial Lecture at the 2016 Japanese Dermatological Association (JDA) Annual Meeting and the Eugene M. Farber Lecture at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID). He is a past President of the European Dermatology Forum (EDF) and the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) and currently President-elect of the International Psoriasis Council (IPC). He is an honorary overseas member of several national dermatological associations, including those of Denmark, Germany, Japan, and the USA.

 

EM-15831 - Date of preparation: August 2019

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