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Helen Alexander is a clinical research fellow in Dermatology.

She is currently undertaking a PhD, during her dermatology specialist training, on the role of the skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis, supervised by Prof Carsten Flohr, Dr David Moyes, Dr Sophia Tsoka and Prof Jonathan Barker. Her project is investigating the role of Staphylococcus aureus in atopic dermatitis and how it may interact with the cutaneous immune system to drive inflammation in the disease.

She has presented her research at the International Society of Atopic Dermatitis, European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, British Society of Investigative Dermatology and was awarded best poster prize at the Wellcome Exploring Human Host-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease 2018 conference.

Her clinical work includes managing patients in the paediatric severe eczema clinic and patients participating in clinical trials for novel systemic atopic dermatitis treatments.