Dr Alison Layton
Consultant Dermatologist, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation
Dr Alison Layton was appointed as Consultant Dermatologist at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust in 1995. Since this time she has established a comprehensive general dermatology service. She has a particular interest in androgen mediated disorders including acne and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She sits on the Executive Council of PCOS UK, the European Expert Panel for Acne and the Global Alliance Steering Group for Acne. She has conducted many clinic trials embracing acne and rosacea as well as other inflammatory dermatoses. She is also involved in basic science research looking at immunological and microbiological aspects of acne.
She is one of the reviewers for the prodigy guidelines for rosacea and acne as well as for a number of NICE guidelines related to dermatological conditions. She is currently preparing the acne chapter for the eighth edition of Rooks Textbook of Dermatology and has recently provided a chapter for the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. She has lectured and presented at many international meetings in relation to acne and rosacea and has written a number of book chapters and review articles specifically related to these conditions.