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Dr Tim Clayton

Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist



Special Interests:

Paediatric dermatology and a clinical research interest in therapeutics and atopic dermatitis


Dr Tim Clayton qualified in Medicine from Liverpool University in 1995 and completed general professional training in Paediatrics at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. He worked in New Zealand as paediatric registrar from 2000-2001. Dr Clayton completed Dermatology Higher Professional Training in Leeds in July 2006. Since 2001,he developed a clinical interest in paediatric dermatology and a clinical research interest in therapeutics and atopic dermatitis. After completion of specialist training in Dermatology, Dr Davis undertook a six month, clinical fellowship in paediatric dermatology, in Dublin (Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children) for which he was awarded a scholarship by the British Society for Paediatric Dermatology. During that time I was involved in a number of studies looking at the genetics of Atopic Dermatitis, in particular the discovery of filaggrin as major gene involved in eczema. In January 2007, he was appointed consultant dermatologist at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Aintree University Hospital and as consultant paediatric dermatologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. His clinical interests reflect this training and include laser therapy of vascular lesions, management of genetic skin disease and atopic disease. He developed a website: www.liverpoolskin.net and believes that children and their families should be provided with up to date and accurate information. He has created a number of patient information sheets, posters and booklets for children and parents. He is going to develop a web resource for children in Manchester. Dr Clayton regularly reviewed articles for The British Journal of Dermatology and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. He has published over 35 book chapters, original journal articles, case reports, correspondence and abstracts, mostly on therapeutics and paediatric dermatology. Throughout his training, he regularly presented at national and international meetings. In September 2009 he moved back to my home town Manchester and undertook a position of consultant paeditatric dermatologist at Salford Royal and also at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. It is his long term aim to provide a first class paediatric dermatology service for all children in Greater Manchester. He has set up a community clinic in Salford and work alongside Dr Ewing, Dr Arkwright and Professor David on Tuesday afternoons here at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.