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Alan David Irvine

MB BCh BAO(QUB 1991), MD(QUB 1998), FRCPI(Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2004), FRCP(Royal College of Physicians of London 2008), DSc(QUB 2016)

Consultant Dermatologist/Professor of Dermatology TCD, Children's Health Ireland, St James's Hospital

Member ScienceElected in 2019

Alan Irvine is professor of Dermatology at Trinity College Dublin. He has a long-standing research record in hereditary skin disease. For more than two decades he has produced consistently high-impact basic and clinical research in epithelial biology and genetic skin disease, which is reflected in an international reputation in these fields and evidenced by a substantial series of high-impact, highly cited publications, plenary lectures and awards. He holds visiting, honorary professorships in Dundee University and University College Dublin and is director of the International Eczema Council. He is also a scientific advisor to several charities, including the Irish Skin Foundation and British Skin Foundation.

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