Catherine Smith

Catherine is an Honorary Professor of Dermatology and Therapeutics and Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Kings College London and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. She co-directs the Skin Therapy Research Unit and is also a lead clinician in national specialised services for adults with severe psoriasis and eczema.

Her clinical and research interests focus on inflammatory skin disease and translational medicine, extending from biomarker discovery through to interventional studies (phase II-IV), and involves major national and international collaboration. She also has a major interest in guideline development and implementation in the UK and Europe, with the aim of bringing research findings into clinical practice. She chaired the UK’s NICE guidelines on Psoriasis and the British Association of Dermatologists guidelines on Biologic therapy.