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Dr. Jemima Mellerio

Dr. Jemima Mellerio

email: jemima.mellerio(at)kcl.ac.uk

Current Position

Since August 2003
Consultant Dermatologist St John's Institute of Dermatology Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

Since October 2003
Consultant Dermatologist Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London

Since November 2012
Honorary Senior Lecturer (Research), Division of Genetic and Molecular Medicine, King's College London

My role in EB-CLINET

From 2003 to date I have been Lead for the Adult EB Service and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, and also 2003 to date am the Consultant Dermatologist to the paediatric EB Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. 1986-1988 I did my MD in Genetype-phenotype correlation in EB at the University of London. I have worked collaboratively with Uk and international colleagues on many clinical and research areas of EB since the late 1990s, having given presentations at numerous overseas meetings and published widely in peer reviewed journals. I am keen to facilitate international collaboration through EB-CLINET to improve patient care through networking and shared best clinical practice guidelines, and to help develop networks to see clinical research come to fruition.

Qualifications

July 2000
MD, University of London

July 2007
FRCP (UK)

November 1994
MRCP (UK)

July 1991
MB BS (London), University of London

June 1988
Physiology BSc (First Class Honours), University of London

Distinctions

July 1991
Honours in MB BS Medicine

Education

1985-1991
London Hospital Medical College

Clinical Experience

In my post as Consultant Dermatologist at St John's Institute of Dermatology, I lead the Highly Specialised Service for Adult Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), encompassing clinical activity and a multidisciplinary team, as well as the National Diagnostic EB Laboratory. I also have a special interest in other genetic skin diseases, receiving referrals regionally and nationally, and paediatric dermatology. I am the Team Lead for Genetics, Women's and Paediatric Dermatology at St John's. My post as Consultant Dermatologist to the EB Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital means that I work in a busy multidisciplinary team caring for children with EB. As well as having clinical responsibility for these children as inpatients and outpatients, I work closely with other specialists and health professionals to deliver comprehensive multidisciplinary care to this complex group of patients.

Teaching Experience

I have been involved in teaching undergraduates during most of my appointments to date including lectures, small group seminars and bedside teaching. In addition, I have regularly taught groups of postgraduate students on dermatology MSc and diploma courses at St John's Institute of Dermatology, and have supervised many MSc dissertations. I have co-supervised a number of MD and PhD students working in the Genetic Skin Disease Group at King's College London. I have given many invited lectures at national and international meetings, especially concerning EB, genodermatoses and paediatric dermatology, and am leading a new initiative to develop comprehensive E-learning on EB for professionals.

Research Experience

During my appointment as DEBRA research fellow, I studied different forms of EB and gained considerable practical experience of techniques employed in molecular biology and immunofluorescence microscopy. I obtained an MD, 'Genotype-phenotype correlations in epidermolysis bullosa', from research conducted during this appointment. As a member the Genetic Skin Disease Group at St John's Institute, I am involved in ongoing research projects focussing on the molecular basis of a number of different genodermatoses and clinical applications of this work including clinical trials and translational research of cellular and gene therapy for EB and other genodermatoses.

International Collaborations

I am actively involved in collaborations with international colleagues to develop networks both clinically and academically in the field of EB and genodermatoses. This includes EB-CLINET which works to improve close working between EB centres around the world, and Fondation Rene Touraine, which fosters networking between European and Mediterranean area dermatologists. I have been a co-director of EB Symposia in Santiago, Chile for many years, a biennial meeting to improve knowledge about different aspect of EB and to foster closer international collaborations. With DEBRA International I have been leading on best clinical practice guidelines for EB cancers which will be a valuable resource for all those working in this field.