BSDS Research Sub-Group

The BSDS Research Sub-Group was set up in 2013 by Dr Walayat Hussain, following discussions over a number of years about the need for a research sub-group to encourage, facilitate and coordinate research across the UK and Ireland.

The BSDS Research Sub-Group consists of team spread across the UK & Ireland allowing people to liaise with someone geographically close to them to support getting potential ideas off the ground:

  • Dr Emma Craythorne (London) Chair
  • Dr Wal Hussain (Leeds)
  • Dr Andrew Birnie (Kent)
  • Dr Andy Affleck (Dundee)
  • Dr James Langtry (Newcastle)
  • Dr Cate Gleeson (Cork)
  • Dr Emma Pynn (Bridgend)
  • Dr Jemma Collins - BSDS Trainee Rep (Cardiff)

The sub-group will be looking to answer questions related to skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatological surgery.

The BSDS Research Sub-Group has crystallised out of the successful multicentre Mohs Acceptability and Patient Safety Study (MAPS), which has been submitted to the BAD for presentation this summer. Emma Craythorne is looking into the WLE v MMS for DFSP. Colin Fleming has been discussing two studies on Mohs for pericocular BCC and Mohs for SCC with the UK Clinical Trials Network.

The BSDS is keen for as many people as possible to be involved and are particularly keen to encourage SpR's.

If you have any suggestions, research questions, research ideas or need some support to help develop research projects then please contact your local research sub-group member or make contact with the BSDS