Eileen joined SCCS in November 2013. She has over twenty years experience in the financial services industry and volunteered as a counsellor with Childline for two years. Several members of Eileen’s family live with skin conditions.
Jennifer joined the team in October 2015. She has worked in the third sector, in direct support roles, management and leadership positions, and is keen to help SCCS consolidate its work and develop in line with member organisations’ needs. She experienced childhood eczema and is committed to working to improve services for people living with skin conditions and their families.
Polly is Research & Development Lead Nurse with NHS Fife. She has over 30 years of professional experience in various roles including Skin Cancer Specialist Nurse and Dermatology Consultant Nurse. She helped establish the role of Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist in the UK and was the first to be appointed UK Dermatology Nurse Consultant.
With over 45 publications in peer reviewed journals, her areas of special interest include The patient, persons and families living with skin conditions, Research and Development, psychological impact of skin disease, skin cancers, inflammatory skin conditions, professional development and quality improvement in dermatology nursing. She also has personal experience of living with long term skin conditions.
Barbara Page MBE is a founder member of SCCS. She worked for almost 30 years as a dermatology nurse in NHS Fife. The last 16 years, before clinical retirement, were spent as a Nurse Specialist in a pivotal role to bridge the gap between primary and secondary care and was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2014 in recognition of this work.
Although retired from clinical work with NHS Fife, she continues working as an independent Dermatology Nurse Advisor, Lecturer for NHS Education for Scotland and Honorary Lecturer School of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Dundee.
Barbara is currently Nurse Advisor to Skin Conditions Campaign Scotland.
Dr Stewart Douglas was Consultant Dermatologist in Lanarkshire until retirement on 2005. He was President of the Scottish Dermatological Society during the period 2000 – 2003, and an adviser to patient support groups for Vitiligo and Psoriasis and was inaugural Chair of the Dermatology Council for Scotland.
He is a recently retired medical member of the Tribunals Service.
Dr Catherine O’Hara was a lecturer in Education at Dundee University until retirement in 2011. Following retirement she also worked as a part-time tutor in Medical Education at Dundee University. She has recently set up a support group for people with Behcet’s Syndrome, a rare rheumatic disease which can also affect the skin. She is committed to supporting those with skin and rheumatic disease in Scotland.
Rob Murray is the Scotland Manager with Changing Faces. Rob joined SCCS as Board Director in 2015. Rob comes from a background within the Third Sector, although took two and a half years out to run a grassroots campaign.
In his free time Rob is a volunteer within the Scouting movement where he is currently the District Commissioner for Paisley, Barrhead & Neilston.
Rob has personal experience of acne and through this experience he is committed to ensuring that people in Scotland have greater access to psychosocial support.
How to become a member or affiliate member?
Our membership is made up of patient organisations that represent people with specific skin conditions in Scotland. We are also looking for input from health or social care professionals. Please register your interest in joining us below and we will contact you with further information.