roderickProfessor Roderick Hay

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Roderick James Hay is Emeritus Professor of Cutaneous Infection, King’s College London (KCL) and of Dermatology, Queens University Belfast (QUB) and is currently Consultant Dermatologist at the London Bridge Hospital. His clinical and research interests are Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the skin, particularly fungal infections. He is a member of the Global Mycetoma Working Group and is working with WHO on detection and management of Neglected Tropical Skin Diseases (SkinNTDs). He is a member of the WHO technical Advisory Group on Buruli ulcer and Skin NTDs. For over 30 years he ran a skin infection clinic and mycology advisory service in London working in the St Johns Institute of Dermatology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research interests include tropical infections of the skin and mycoses. He collaborated for many years with colleagues in Khartoum on the pathogenesis and early laboratory detection of mycetoma and has been working more recently with the Dermatologia Comunitaria group in Mexico on early case detection of mycetoma and sporotrichosis. Other areas of research interest include the role of melanin in the pathogenesis of fungal infection. He chairs the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the fosravuconazole/itraconazole clinical trial in Sudan.

He is a former Dean and clinical Director of the St Johns Institute of Dermatology, London, Dean of Graduate Studies School of Medicine KCL and Chair of the External Relations Committee of KCL. From 2002-2007 he was Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, QUB. He was chair of the International Foundation for Dermatology and member of the Board of the International League of Dermatological Societies between 2002-2015