International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.





Professor of Dermatology and Therapeutics
St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals
United Kingdom
IPC Board Member
Doctor Catherine Smith is a Professor of Dermatology and Therapeutics and a Consultant Dermatologist at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Kings College London and Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital. She directs the Skin Therapy Research Unit and is also a lead clinician in national specialized services for adults with severe psoriasis. 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 involve major national and international collaboration. She also has a major interest in guideline development and implementation in the United Kingdom and Europe with the aim of bringing research findings into clinical practice.
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Areas of Interest

Pharmacology, Risk Prediction, Therapeutics, Clinical Trials, and Guidelines

IPC Committees / Groups

Board Member, Strategic Planning Committee

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Involvement with Other Organization(s)

Doctor Smith has partnered with the United Kingdom’s patient organisation (Psoriasis Association) on several large project grants, is a coordinating patient representation on a European Union funded biomarker programme of research in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (a number of organisations involved), and an expert for the European Medicines Agency (EMA).