Karina Jackson

Dermatology consultant nurse


Karina Jackson has worked as a nurse in the NHS since 1987. She has worked predominantly in the speciality of dermatology as a ward sister, researcher, nurse specialist and as a consultant nurse since 2005. 

Her area of expertise is in the management of inflammatory skin disease and she has worked in the severe adult psoriasis and eczema services for a number of years.

She leads a team of dermatology nurses who provide services, including systemic therapy clinics and topical day-care. She developed the Eczema Education Programme for parents and is currently developing psychology services to support patients with skin disease.

Education and training

  • Registered Nurse training at Nottingham School of Nursing
  • BA (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University
  • Diploma in Clinical Research, John Moores University
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Advancing Professional Healthcare Practice at King's College London (KCL)
  • Non-medical prescriber training, KCL

Research interests

  • Educational interventions in chronic inflammatory skin disease


  • Nightingale Nurse Award (2018)
  • Recipient of the dermatology nurse of distinction ‘Stone Award’ (2016) 
  • BMJ dermatology team of the year award (2016)
  • Psychological support in severe skin disorders (2014)
  • British Journal of Nursing awards – dermatology category (2011) high commendation for the Eczema Education Programme
  • Service innovation grant (2008) to develop and run a parental eczema education programme in Lambeth

Last updated: October 2023

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