The IoT’s Collaboration with the World Trichology Society 

February 2021

Chair of the Institute Eva Proudman is delighted to announce her 2021 membership to the World Trichology Society.

On behalf of the IOT, Eva is proud to be working with Dr David Kingsley on the first Trichology World Congress, and has been asked to host the next World Congress in the UK.

This collaboration between the IOT and WTS will show how Working Together makes us Stronger in the development of Trichology worldwide.

CARF’s CCCA Virtual Support Group Meetings (UK) 

November 2020


Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia, known as CCCA is a permanent, progressive central hair loss condition primarily found in black women.

For those women who have this condition, a new CCCA support group is being formed in the UK in partnership with the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (CARF), and is the first international group to exist outside of the US.

Support groups are a great opportunity to connect within the scarring alopecia community allowing patients to express themselves in the safety of a group that understands and where they can share ideas and tips with each other. It will be a unique and inspirational opportunity to network with other patients and to understand more about the condition.

The support group will meet 4 times a year beginning in January 2021. There is NO FEE to attend these meetings which will be online so please pass on these details to anyone you think may benefit from attending.

The group leader is Certified Trichologist Lorna Jones who is joined by Dermatologist, Dr Sharon Belmo who is the Medical Advisor for this group.

The dates of the meetings for next year are as follows:

  • 7pm Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • 7pm Tuesday 13 April 2021
  • 7pm Tuesday 13 July 2021
  • 7pm Tuesday 12 October 2021


For further information or to join the group, please email or contact CARF at

Professor Vicky Jolliffe MA (Cantab), FRCP, FRCS(Ed), MRCGP, ARCM

January 2019

We are delighted to share more fantastic news about another of our members in sending out congratulations to Dr Vicky Jolliffe who is a dermatologist local to London.

Dr Jolliffe was made a Professor of Postgraduate Medical Education in 2018.

She said that she was delighted about the above and at the same time was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her work in creating flexible global teaching resources with her team.

We wish Professor Jolliffe all the best and look forward to more of her lectures in the future.

Professor Desmond Tobin BSc. PhD FRCPath, FIBol, FIT

November 2018

We are delighted to share with the public and congratulate our Vice President Professor Desmond Tobin in being appointed the new Director of the UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology and Professor of Dermatological Sciences. The role commenced in September 2018 and joins the School as UCD Professor of Dermatological Sciences.

Essentially, the Charles Institute of Dermatology, Dublin ( is a University-based institute that is the first Institute of Dermatology in Ireland. The focus of this new role will be on skin health and disease, though he hopes to continue with some hair research also there.

After 22 very enjoyable years in Britain as Professor of Cell Biology and Director of the Centre for Skin Sciences at University of Bradford, he aims to maintain close links via an honorary visiting research chair position there, and via his continued roles with the IoT and the BSID.

For more information please read;

We would like to congratulate Prof Tobin once again and wish him the very best in his new position.