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Dr Leila Asfour
Consultant Dermatologist
Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Northern Care Alliance, Manchester UK

Dr Leila Asfour is a UK-trained Consultant dermatologist. Her interest in hair disorders has evolved during her experience in a regional specialist hair clinic led by Dr Harries. She has completed an international hair and scalp disorders fellowship under the mentorship of Professor R. Sinclair in Australia. She was supported through the American Hair Research Society mentorship programme to shadow Associate Professor B. King and Dr B. Craiglow at Yale Dermatology.

She has been awarded a British Skin Foundation research grant for her project on chemotherapy-induced alopecia. She sits on the panel updating the British Association of Dermatologists' (BAD) Alopecia Areata guidelines. She has been involved in the development and recruitment for the Global Registry of Alopecia areata disease Severity and treatment Safety (GRASS) in Australia and has been sub-investigator in alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis and androgenetic alopecia clinical trials.

She has presented nationally and internationally for which she has received several awards for her presentations and written work. She has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters in her areas of interest. She is an associate editor of the Clinical and Experimental Dermatology journal.

She developed the section on ‘medical ethics and law in clinical practice and research’ for the British Association of Dermatologists’ registrar curriculum. She has contributed to the updating of Health Education England e-learning modules on hair loss. She has collaborated with Alopecia UK on a treatment blog and development of national patient leaflets. She has co-authored a national curriculum on alopecia areata and atopic dermatitis for Australian GPs, trainees, specialists and dermatologists. She has organised and chaired several BHNS education events including SpR training day and co-badged event with British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Dermatology on paediatric hair and nail disorders.

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