NIHR | Manchester Biomedical Research Centre
Our Research:


Skin diseases and complex wounds are among the most common, chronic and quality-of-life-reducing conditions in the UK. Greater Manchester is served by the largest UK clinical dermatology department.

Capitalising upon our global leadership and links with other Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Themes and Newcastle and Bristol BRCs, we address three core questions across our five programmes:

  • What are the common pathways driving selected inflammatory skin diseases and wound healing?
  • Can we predict disease course and therapeutic response?
  • Can we target mechanisms to optimise skin condition prophylaxis and management?

Our five programmes are based on local and national research needs and on our clinical and research strengths. They are:

  • Complex wounds
  • Inflammatory hair disease
  • Photodermatoses
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer