Professor Carsten Flohr is a consultant dermatologist and lead for research and development at St John's Institute of Dermatology at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He is also the head of the Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research at St John’s Institute of Dermatology.
Professor Flohr studied at Cambridge and Oxford Universities then trained in both paediatrics and dermatology. He was the first UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist in dermatology from 2009-14 and was awarded an NIHR Career Development Fellowship. He joined St John’s Institute of Dermatology as senior lecturer in 2009 and was promoted to reader in 2015.
Professor Flohr has a particular interest in population-based dermatology research with a focus on atopic eczema.
He founded the Epidemiology Interest Group of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) in 2010, was its chair until 2013 and then its secretary until 2015. He also chairs the British Association of Dermatologists Biologics Intervention Register (BADBIR) Data Monitoring Committee and is a Director of the International Eczema Council.
Professor Flohr is the editor of the evidence-based dermatology section of the British Journal of Dermatology and the clinical trials editor of the F1000 atopic dermatitis section. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers.
- medicine – University of Oxford
- MSc in epidemiology – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
- children's dermatology
- vascular anomalies
- childhood eczema and its links with other allergic diseases
- evidence-based dermatology
- clinical trials
Carsten is a steering committee member of the following:
- International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
- Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT)
- European Dermato-Epidemiology Network (EDEN)
- European Task Force for Atopic Dermatitis (ETFAD).
- 2004-2006: John Radcliffe Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University
- 2005: Hugh Wallace Publication Prize, Royal Society of Medicine
- 2005: International Symposium of Atopic Dermatitis Young Investigator Award
- 2006-2007: Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Oxford University
- 2007: Barry Kay Award for best clinical scientific research, British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
- 2008: President’s Prize, Royal Society of Medicine Immunology Section
- 2009: The Skin Investigation Society Fellowship.