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Meet the team

Meet the Team

Salford Royal has some of Europe’s leading dermatology specialists on its team.


Several consultants hold or have recently held National and Regional roles in Management, Medical Education and Research including with the North Western Deanery, The British Association of Dermatologists, the American Academy of Dermatology and other affiliated bodies.


The department is run by 26 Consultant Dermatologists. Additionally, there are numerous supporting supervised junior staff and many specialist nurses with roles designed to compliment those of the consultants.


We offer a direct point of contact for all patients in case of questions or problems.   For more detailed contact information please see our Useful Contacts section.


PortraitName, Job TitleProfessional Profile
Professor Lesley Rhodes Lesley Elizabeth Rhodes (Prof) Professor of Experimental Dermatology and Director of the Photobiology Unit <p>Prof Rhodes is a consultant dermatologist specialising in effects of light on the skin, particularly photosensitivity disorders (sun allergies) and the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat superficial skin cancers and pre-cancers.</p> <p>  </p> <p>She qualified in Medicine at the University of London and undertook her research doctorate at the University of Liverpool, gaining further skin research experience in Boston, USA. She obtained clinical training in London, Birmingham and Leeds, followed by dermatology training in Liverpool.         </p> <p>  </p> <p>Prof Rhodes established a photobiology unit dedicated to effects of light on the skin, for which she and team achieved a national award (Hospital Doctor Award – Dermatology). She investigates adults and children with light-sensitivity and treats skin lesions with the light therapy PDT, at Salford Royal Hospital. She is senior author on the British Association of Dermatologists guideline report for best practice in PDT, and author on 8 other national reports on best practice in photodermatology. </p> <p>  </p> <p>She is performing trials to develop protective agents against sunlight’s hazardous effects, and is researching vitamin D requirements. She has contributed nationally and internationally to developments in dermatology as Chair and Board member of several societies and committees, with advisory roles including at NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).
dr a mrasland Alexander M Marsland (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist and Urticaria Specialist, Honorary Lecturer University of Manchester

Dr Marsland attended schools in Manchester before going to Edinburgh University to study medicine. He undertook postgraduate medical training in Edinburgh and in the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He has received formal training in the dermatology units in Edinburgh and Manchester.


Dr Marsland undertook a one year fellowship in the Allergy depatment of  the Medical University of South Carolina, a world-renowned centre for urticaria research and treatment. Dr Marsland has developed a successful tertiary urticaria clinic here at Salford which attracts referrals from across the region and beyond, and supports ongoing research. He is a member of the North West Allergy and Clinical Immunology Strategy Board and leads on the subject of urticaria.


He is a member of Faculty of F1000 Medicine, an internet based post-peer review resource that recommends important research papers. He is also asked to referee articles for respected journals including the British Medical Journal group, Clinical and Experimental Allergy and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.


Dr Marsland enjoys all aspects of general dermatology and has an interest in diagnosing and treating skin cancer and is part of the skin cancer multidisciplinary team. He aims to provide comprehensive, holistic, personalised care in a dignified and safe environment for all patients from cradle to grave.

Professor Griffiths Christopher Griffiths (Prof) Foundation Professor of Dermatology University of Manchester

Professor Griffiths, BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, is Foundation Professor of Dermatology at the University of Manchester and Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. He qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London University and gained his MD also from London University.  He trained in dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, London and the University of Michigan.


He developed the “hub-and-spoke” model of dermatology services for Greater Manchester; and introduced a multidisciplinary clinic for severe psoriasis – the Manchester Psoriasis Service – which was awarded the Hospital Doctor Dermatology Team of the Year Award in 2002.  Named lectureships include the 2006 Sydney Watson Smith lecture at RCP Edinburgh and 2007 Parkes Weber lecture at RCP London. He is President of the European Dermatology Forum, and co-founder of the International Psoriasis Council. In 2009 he received the lifetime achievement award from the American Skin Association. He is also a Past-President of the British Association of Dermatologists and a past Chairman of the British Society for Investigative Dermatology. 


Professor Griffiths is on the editorial boards of 8 scientific journals, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology; author of 400 full articles and 150 book chapters, reviews and letters in scientific journals; and a co-editor of Rook’s Textbook. He has long-standing research interests in all aspects of psoriasis.


Professor Griffiths is a frequent fundraiser for the British Skin Foundation- last year raising over £31,000 for this worthwhile cause. Chris lives in Cheshire, with his wife and two children.

no image available D A Fitzgerald (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

University of St Andrews 1980-83. University of Manchester 1983-86. Fellowship at Yale University 1996-7.


Dr Fitzgerald is the Chair of the Salford Local Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team and the clinical lead at Bury’s Dermatology Service.

Emma McMullen Emma McMullen (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr McMullen studied in Manchester and has been the clinical lead for inpatient dermatology since April 2009. She has been involved in both under- and postgraduate medical education for over 10 years.


Dr McMullen has been at Salford Royal since 2003 and has been involved with various aspects of dermatology research since then.  Her main areas of interest are management of severe skin conditions and inpatient dermatology along with nutrition and its impact on the skin.


Emma’s hobbies include yoga, running, travel, skiing and reading. She currently lives in South Manchester.

Janice Ferguson Janice Ferguson (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Ferguson studied at Queens University Belfast with further studies in Edinburgh and at the University of Manchester before her post graduate training in dermatology at Salford Royal.


She has worked at Salford Royal for 16 years providing laser services for skin conditions and general dermatology services.  She is an active participant in registrar teaching of specialist registrars and work across Greater Manchester providing a wide range of services for patients. 


Dr Feruson works closely with consultant colleagues, GPSI and specialist nurses and plastic surgery colleagues to ensure that patients get the best possible care.


For her research and scientific achievements she did a laboratory-based Phd. at the University of Manchester and Christie Hospital. She has also been involved in mainly clinical projects since then, collaborating with colleagues doing lab reseach or clinical trials. She is currently participating in a laser study on scleroderma patients with Dr Herrick in Rheumatology and less formally with Mr Willat on HHT patients.


Outside of work Dr Ferguson enjoys walking in the hills of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and the Lake District.  She lives in Stockport with her husband and three children.

Mary Judge Mary Judge (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Judge graduated in Medicine from University College, Dublin and also has a Diploma in Child Health. After graduating Dr Judge trained in dermatology at St Thomas' Hospital, London and in paediatric dermatology at Great Ormond St Hospital.


Dr Judge set up the paediatric dermatology service for Salford and Greater Manchester. She has written textbook chapters and is a peer reviewer for dermatology journals. Dr Judge is also an advisor to patient support groups and a specialty tutor to dermatology trainees at Salford Royal.


Dr Judge is currently completing her MD thesis on the clinical classification, genetics and metabolic defects in the genetic ichthyoses. Her clinical research interests include eczema and skin therapies. She is also an invited lecturer at National Dermatology meetings and presents at international dermatology meetings.


Mary lives in Sale and enjoys gardening and staying fit – playing tennis, running (10K) and skiing. She is also learning to play the piano.

Matthew Harries Matthew Harries (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Harries qualified from Leeds University and is originally from Leicestershire. He completed general medical training in Yorkshire before specializing in Dermatology in Manchester.


His main interest is in hair and scalp disorders, in particular the cicatricial (“scarring”) alopecias. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Manchester studying the hair immune system in lichen planopilaris. He has also spent time as a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Lübeck in Germany. He is a member of the British Hair and Nail Group and provides medical support to the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation-sponsored patient support group in Manchester.  


He currently lives in Cheshire with his wife, two children and two dogs.

Minal Singh Minal Singh (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Lecturer

Dr Singh has an extensive medical background working at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Salford Royal.


She is the Medical Education Lead for the undergraduate programme in Dermatology, ENT and Ophthalomology for Mancheser Medical School. 


She lives in Manchester and enjoys cermaics in her spare time.

dr o'donoghe Nuala O’Donoghue (Dr) Consultant Dermatologist

Dr Nuala O’Donoghue qualified from Glasgow University, and is originally from Manchester. 


She trained in dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London. She was appointed as a consultant dermatologist to St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London in 2007 where she was lead for skin cancer. 


She then moved back to the North and was appointed to Salford Royal Foundation Trust as Consultant Dermatologist and Consultant Teaching Fellow in 2010. 


Her main interests are general dermatology, skin cancer,  urticaria, undergraduate - and postgraduate - dermatology education.