I have worked in dermatology nursing for over 27 years and 16 years of these were as a Specialist Dermatology Liaison Nurse. I was awarded an MBE in the new Years Honours list in recognition of work in this field. I continue in the field as a Dermatology Nurse Advisor, an Honorary Clinical Teacher, Dundee University School of Nursing & Health Sciences and Lecturer for NHS Education for Scotland. Special areas of interest are Eczema, Psoriasis and the Psychological impact of Skin Disease. I am currently Chair of the Psychodermatology sub group of the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) and represent BDNG as a committee member of Psychodermatology UK. Currently a Trustee of National Eczema Society; Honorary Member and Trustee of Primary Care Dermatology Society; Founder & Honorary Chair of Scottish Dermatological Nursing Society; Nurse Advisor to Skin Care Campaign Scotland; Past Secretary & Board Member of International Skincare Nursing Group. Have published widely and served on a wide range of Nursing Advisory Boards.