The Board

Tanya Basu MA PhD MRCP

President

Tanya Basu MA PhD MRCP

Tanya Basu is a Consultant Dermatologist at King’s College Hospital, with a specialist interest in Haemato-oncology. Tanya leads a dedicated, multidisciplinary clinic for patients with graft versus host disease; she also cares for patients with dermatological disorders related to underlying haematological disease in the in-patient and out-patient setting.

She started her career as a basic scientist, completing a BA Hons Degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge followed by a PhD Degree in molecular oncology and RAS oncogenes at Cancer Research UK. She went on to medical school at Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s, and completed her Dermatology training at Chelsea and Westminster and King’s College Hospital, London.

Tanya has both a clinical and translational research role with a focus on the rare haematological/cutaneous malignancy Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic cell neoplasm and Graft versus Host Disease.

    Dr Conal Perrett (London)

    Treasurer

    Dr Conal Perrett is a Consultant Dermatologist & Dermatological Surgeon at University College London Hospital (UCLH) where he leads the skin cancer service and established both the Mohs micrographic surgery programme and the photodynamic therapy (PDT) service. He is also a member of the Regional Sarcoma Service at UCH, seeing patients with cutaneous sarcoma.

    At Harefield and Royal Brompton NHS Trust, Dr Perrett runs a specialist clinic for heart and lung transplant patients who come from all over the UK and overseas with skin problems. He is also the lead for Mohs surgery on the London Cancer Skin Pathway Board and is an honorary senior lecturer at University College London (UCL).

    Professional affiliations
    Dr Perrett is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Society for Dermatological Surgery, The British Society for Skin Care in Immunocompromised Individuals and the British Medical Laser Association.

    Research
    Previously he was awarded a prestigious Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) Clinical Research Fellowship working at their London Research Institute, as well as the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science at Barts and The London and the St John’s Institute of Dermatology. For his research on skin cancer in organ transplant recipients he was awarded a PhD by the University of London. He has presented his work nationally and internationally and published in world class journals including Science. Continues to supervise his own PhD students and also serves as a final MB and PhD examiner for the University of London.

    Medical credentials
    Dr Perrett began his medical career at the University of Bristol, before moving on to postgraduate studies in Oxford and London, achieving Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001 and awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013.
    He has undertaken extensive specialist dermatology training at some of the UK’s leading hospitals, including Barts and The London and The Royal Free Hospital, as well as completing a dermatological and Mohs surgery fellowship at the University Hospital of Wales’ Welsh Institute of Dermatology.

      Chantal Cotter

      Secretary

      Chantal Cotter is a specialist registrar in dermatology based at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London.

      She graduated in medicine from Trinity College Dublin with honours and completed her medical training at St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin.

      Her main research interests are haematology-dermatology and paediatric dermatology. Chantal will
      be undertaking a fellowship in paediatric dermatology with Boston Children’s hospital in association with Harvard Medical School in 2021.

        Board Members

        Charlotte Proby                    Past President; solid organ transplant                                                                                recipients (OTR)

        Catherine Harwood           Research, OTR

        Helen Ramsay                        OTR

        Ferina Ismail                           OTR & website editor

        Abha Gulati                             Education

        Fiona Child                              Haemato-oncology

        Alan Milligan                          Nurse Specialist & website

        Liza Mitchell                           Nurse Specialist

        Alex Chilvers                         Marketing; IT Governance

        Associate Board Member

        Chris Dudley                          Transplant medicine

        Patient Representative

        Professor Roger Greenhalgh

        BSSCII Information Governance Subgroup

        Alex Chilvers                       Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)

        Conal Perret                         Caldicott Guardian

        Peter Case-Upton             IT Advisor to the Board

        Tanya Basu                             Chair of BSSCII