Miriam Wittmann


Member of NIHR Biomedical Research Dermatology Clinics: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, St Luke’s Hospital Member of Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford www.bradford.ac.uk/research/rkt-centres/cssDermatology, Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Senior Lecturer in Translational Research in Dermato-Rheumatology. Speciality Doctor in Dermatology


Inflammatory diseases and skin cytokine network

Eczema subgroups with focus on Hand Eczema.

Chief Investigator of the NIHR HTA ALPHA (ALitretinoin versus PUVA in severe HAnd Eczema) trial on severe Hand Eczema. 

 Staphylococcus spp and Atopic Dermatitis; in collaboration with Alex O'Neill 

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus \n \n Scarring and non-scarring outcome of skin inflammation (in particular cutaneous lupus erythematosus). Collaboration with Ed Vital, Mark Goodfield (LTH, Dermatology), Natascha Botchkareva (Centre for Skin Sciences, Bradford)

 Member of MASTERPLANS, a MRC funded Stratified Medicine Initiative on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. We are working on the Skin Workstrand led by Ed Vital

Molecular and Cellular Regulation of Psoriatic Inflammation

 Joint research project with focus on IL-1 family members and protease activity in the cutaneous environment with Martin Stacey, FBS

 Translational research on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis with Dennis McGonagle and Philip Helliwell 

RNA Aptamers as therapeutic tools in inflammatory skin diseases Joint research project with Nicola Stonehouse, FBS

Professional memberships

  • BSID

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Immunity and inflammation
  • Musculoskeletal disease

Current postgraduate researchers

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