Jonathan Barker – professor of medical dermatology


Consultant profiles

Jonathan Barker is a professor of medical dermatology at Guy's and St Thomas'Contacts

Medical secretary (psoriasis) – Shanti Martin
Tel: 020 7188 6417

Administrator (psoriasis and eczema) – Manpreet Khokhar 
Tel: 020 7188 1901

Area of expertise: psoriasis, medical dermatology 

  • Biography

    Jonathan Barker has been professor of medical dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology since 2000 and head of the Academic Department since 2002. He is course director for MSc Clinical Dermatology. He is currently president of European Society for Dermatological Research (2016) and a director of the International Psoriasis Council. He sits on Psoriasis Association medical advisory committee.

  • Specialist interests

    • psoriasis
    • acute dermatology
    • medical dermatology
  • Awards

    • American Skin Association Psoriasis Achievement Award 2007
      Citation: For outstanding accomplishments in clinically-oriented research in the pathogenesis and genetics of psoriasis, and in translational research to bring better treatments for psoriasis to the clinic
    • Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Honorary Fellow 2010
    • European Dermatology Forum ‘Pro Meritis’ award 2013
      Citation: In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of dermatovenereology in Europe
  • Research interests

    Principal research interests relate to:

    • understanding genetic basis of disease mechanisms as they relate to psoriasis and other common inflammatory skin diseases such as acne and eczema.
    • identification of biomarkers that predict outcome and response to treatment in above conditions
    • conducting phase 2-4 clinical trials – both grant and industry funded in psoriasis
  • Publications

    Please see KCL website for all peer reviewed publications and research grants