Who made this acne resource?

Dr Abi McNiven

Dr Abi McNiven is a researcher with the Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. She obtained her PhD in 2014 from Durham University.

Dr Fauzia Knight

Is a senior qualitative researcher at the Health Experiences Research Group. She has researched and published in the areas of qualitative fieldwork, qualitative health and legal anthropology. She wrote 12 of the topic summaries for the site.

We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module. Thanks to all those who were interviewed; the researchers, consultants, nurses, GPs and support organisations who helped us recruit participants, and provided us with expert feedback and advice during the project. We would also like to thank Thu Thuy Phan, Melissa Stepney and Keira Pratt-Boyden for reviewing topic summaries and Marissa Mes and Ana Gubjev for their administrative support.

Project Advisory Panel

Chair: Prof. Sue Ziebland – SKINS Principal Investigator, Professor of Medical Sociology and Director of the Health Experiences Research Group, Oxford
Prof. Celia Moss – SKINS Co-applicant and Consultant Dermatologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University of Birmingham
Dr Fiona Browne – SKINS Co-applicant and Consultant Dermatologist, Temple St. Children’s University Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin
Dr Tess McPherson – SKINS Co-applicant and Consultant Dermatologist, Director of Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology Service. Oxford University Hospital, and Clinical Senior Lecturer and Clinical Tutor Dermatology, University of Oxford.
Joe Kempton – SKINS Co-applicant and Young Person Advisor
Prof. Kate Hunt – SKINS Co-applicant and Associate Director, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
Dr Sara Ryan – SKINS Co-applicant and Senior Research Lead at the Health Experiences Research Group
Ulla Raisanen – SKINS Co-applicant and Senior Researcher at the Health Experiences Research Group

Su Bullus – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oxford University Hospitals
Jen Chambers – Alopecia UK Events and Support Manager
Dr Kate Chapman – Consultant Clinical & Health Psychologist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hannah Dennis – Young Person Advisor
Stephen Dennis – Parent Representative
Dr Carron Layfield – UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network Manager, University of Nottingham
Dr Alison Layton – Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Hull York Medical School;  Consultant Dermatologist & Associate Medical Director for Research, Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust, and Joint Clinical Director, Clinical Research Network: Yorkshire and Humber
Grace Lennox  – Young Person Advisor
Dr Alice Maclean – Investigator Scientist, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
Dr Abi McNiven – SKINS Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group
Prof. Graham Ogg – Professor of Dermatology, University of Oxford
Himesh Parmar – Young Person Advisor
Matthew Ridd – Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care, Centre for Academic Primary Care, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol
Amanda Roberts – Skin patient, steering group member and patient carer at Nottingham Support Group for Children with Eczema
Dr Helen Salisbury – GP and Medical Advisor to the Health Experiences Research Group
Dr Miriam Santer – GP and Associate Professor in Primary Care Research, University of Southampton
Dr Katerina Steventon – Independent Skincare Consultancy Ltd
Pamela Tomlin – Health Visitor, Walsall Healthcare

Supported By:

This is a summary of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit Programme (Grant Reference Number PB-PG-0213-30006). The views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

Grant holders 
Sue Ziebland
Celia Moss
Fiona Browne
Tess McPherson
Graham Shaw
Joe Kempton
Kate Hunt
Sara Ryan
Ulla Raisanen

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