Mark Turner

Clinical psychologist in dermatology


Mark Turner works with dermatology teams at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He develops stepped care psychological support for people with long-term skin conditions.

He works in medical dermatology clinics as well as providing psychological assessment and therapy in his own psychology clinics.

He provides:

  • clinical supervision to other psychologists working in dermatology
  • psychology training to nursing and medical staff in dermatology

Mark completed his doctorate degree in clinical psychology at the institute of psychiatry, King's College London (KCL). He completed his doctorate thesis on the topic of body dysmorphic disorder, a condition studied and treated in the field of 'psychodermatology'.

Mark has some lecturing duties and co-supervises research carried out by students at KCL with academic staff and colleagues in medical dermatology.

Education and training

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), King's College London, 2012
  • Master of Education (MEd) with distinction on the psychology of education, University of Manchester
  • BSc First-Class Honours in sport and exercise sciences, University of Birmingham

Research interests

  • Quality of life, illness perception, anxiety and depression in skin conditions
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Adherence to medicines in dermatology


  • Dermatology team of the year, British Medical Journal, 2016

Last updated: January 2024

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