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Professor Celia Moss

Professor Celia Moss is a Consultant Dermatologist (Birmingham Children's Hospital). Her particular areas of clinical and research interests include paediatric dermatology and genetic skin disorders.

  • Background

    Professor Celia Moss is a Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Professor of Paediatric Dermatology and member of the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology. She was awarded an OBE in 2016 for her...

  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Emma

    Emma had a small bald patch at age 14 which regrew with steroid ointment. However, more of her hair fell out whilst at university. She has tried various treatments but Emma says she feels quite comfortable and has accepted that her hair might not grow back.

  • Background

    Emma is 23 years old and a physiotherapist. She is engaged to her partner who she lives with. Her ethnicity is White British.

  • Age at interview 23
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth first had a bald patch at age 2. She has had some hair loss constantly since she was 10. She has tried many steroid creams but hasn't found these helpful. Elizabeth says she continues to struggle with the impact of alopecia on her appearance.

  • Background

    Elizabeth is 20 years old and an intern in youth work. Her ethnicity is White English.

  • Age at interview 20
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Krista

    Krista had very rapid hair loss from her scalp, arms and eyebrows which lasted for about 4 months. She wore a wig and worried that her young daughter wouldn't recognise her. Krista's hair has now regrown and her confidence is slowly increasing.

  • Background

    Krista is 23 years old and works in a pub. She lives with her partner and 2 year old daughter. Her ethnicity is White and Asian.

  • Age at interview 23
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Becky

    (Text only clips) Becky has had alopecia areata since age 14, with three periods of time when she had multiple bald patches. She uses a topical steroid solution, although thinks that being emotionally settled helps her hair regrow too. The impact on hair styling, including for horse riding, is a key concern for Becky.

  • Background

    Becky is 23 and works as a paralegal. Her ethnic background is White English.

  • Age at interview 23
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Beth

    Beth has had different kinds of alopecia areata for most of her life. She found it most difficult to lose all her hair, including eyelashes, at the age of 20. Beth describes her feelings about having alopecia as involving both peaks and troughs.

  • Background

    Beth is 24 years old and she works at a charity. Her ethnicity is White English.

  • Age at interview 24
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Imogen

    (Text only clips) Imogen has had alopecia since she was 7. Her mum found some bald patches on her scalp and the rest of her hair fell out within two weeks. Imogen was offered steroids by doctors but decided against them, choosing instead to try aloe vera products.

  • Background

    Imogen is 17 years old and an A-level student. Her ethnicity is White British.

  • Age at interview 17
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Laurel

    (Text only clips) Laurel has had alopecia areata for 2 and a half years. Alopecia impacted on her confidence as she feels less pretty. Laurel recently shaved her head to fundraise for alopecia. This received local publicity which has taken the pressure off her to hide her hair loss.

  • Background

    Laurel is 17 years old and a school student. Her ethnic background is White Scottish.

  • Age at interview 17
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Rosie

    Rosie has alopecia universalis. She had rapid hair loss from her scalp in her first year at secondary school. This was quickly followed by the loss of other body hair. She has tried steroid treatments but found that topical immunotherapy treatment with DPCP (diphenylcyclopropenone) is most effective.

  • Background

    Rosie is 18 years old and has just started at university. She lives in a shared flat with other students. Her ethnicity is White British.

  • Age at interview 18
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Emilie

    Emilie developed alopecia universalis when she was 4 years old. She remembers feeling very angry about her hair loss throughout her childhood. Over time, and with the support of loved ones, Emilie has grown more confident and accepting of having alopecia.

  • Background

    Emilie is 18 years old. She recently finished sixth form and is due to start at university. Her ethnic background is White English.

  • Age at interview 18
  • Sex/Gender Female