Members

The Psoriasis Association

The Psoriasis Association

Psoriasis Association was founded in 1968 to provide information, advice and support to people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The organisation aims to represent the views of patients at a local and national level with an ever-expanding voice, and to remain aware of the issues that really matter to its membership and to people whose lives are affected by psoriasis.

 

 

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity. It is committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. It helps people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems by carrying out research, developing practical solutions for better mental health services, campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination and promoting better mental health for us all.

 

Dr Sandy McBride

Dr Sandy McBride

Consultant Dermatologist at Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

Dr Sandy McBride is a Consultant Dermatologist at Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust. She has an interest in the comprehensive management of patients with psoriasis and has set up one of the only integrated psychology and dermatology services in the UK. She was awarded an NHS innovation award to develop the service.

 

 

Dr Christine Bundy

Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Medicine at the University of Manchester

Dr Chris Bundy is a senior lecturer in Behavioural Medicine at the University of Manchester. Chris researches what psychological support works best for people with psoriasis. With the rest of the Manchester team, Chris has developed online resources for people with psoriasis in a study funded by the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance. She designs and delivers training programmes for all dermatology specialist staff to manage psychological aspects of psoriasis.

 

 

Dr Anna Chisholm

Chartered Psychologist and research associate at the University of Manchester

Dr Anna Chisholm is a Chartered Psychologist and research associate at the University of Manchester. She works within a large team of researchers, clinicians and behavioural science specialists to improve the care and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Anna is involved in developing interventions to support patients and health care professionals to consider psychological, behavioural and social factors related to optimal psoriasis management.

 

Toby Hadoke

comedian, presenter and psoriasis patient

Toby Hadoke is a presenter, comedian and psoriasis patient. Having lived with psoriasis for 27 years, Toby is the patient representative for the See Psoriasis: Look Deeper campaign, reflecting our ambition to have patients at the heart of everything we do.

 

 

Drs Chris Bundy and Sandy McBride are also members of the British Association of Dermatologists Psychodermatology working party led by Dr Anthony Bewley. This multi-professional group aims to identify the service needs and provision for people with skin conditions including psoriasis and improve the training for specialists in Dermatology to better manage psychological and psychiatric aspects of skin conditions including psoriasis.