About us

Our purpose is to raise awareness of the psychosocial impact of skin disease and to promote multi-disciplinary management between dermatologists, psychiatrists and psychologists.




  1. Improve national awareness of Psychodermatology within the general public, politicians, patient  groups, GPs, Dermatologists,Psychiatrists, Psychologists and allied health professionals

  2. Improve education and training in Psychodermatology

  3. Promote research and evidence-based practice

  4. Collect and disseminate relevant Psychodermatology information

  5. Provide post-graduate education in Psychodermatology management



The Executive Committee meets twice per year. Psychodermatology UK runs an annual meeting in January and a Specialist Interest Group session at that BAD. There is an annual training weekend for Specialty Registrars and a training weekend is planned for Consultants.




Membership of the society is open to Dermatologists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Nurses with an interest in Psychodermatology.

Contact us

For more information, please contact: 

Dr Janet Angus

Consultant Dermatologist

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St

Bristol BS2 8HW


Email: psychodermatology@hotmail.com

Members of the Committee


Tony Bewley

Ruth Taylor



Susannah Baron


Janet Angus


Psychology Representative:

Reena Shah

Psychiatry Representative:

Ruth Taylor

Nursing Representatives:

Polly Buchanan and Barbara Page

England Representative:

Jon Goulding

Ireland Representative:

David Allerdice


Scotland Representatives:

Isabelle Hay and Andrew Affleck