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Alan Irvine


Professor of Dermatology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Alan Irvine


Alan Irvine, MD, is Professor of Dermatology, Trinity College Dublin and a Consultant Dermatologist in Children’s Health Ireland and St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. He was a founding director of the International Eczema Council, a global body of experts dedicated to the study and treatment of atopic dermatitis. He is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Academia Europaea and an Honorary Member of the Société Française de Dermatologie. 

He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals, mostly on epithelial genetics, characterization of the skin barrier, and disease mechanisms in, and therapy of, atopic dermatitis. His international awards for research include the Times Higher Education Supplement Research Project of the Year and the Paul Gerson Unna Prize (German Dermatology Society). He has delivered several prize lectureships including the MB Sulzberger (AAD), Parkes-Weber (RCP London), Watson-Smith (RCP Edin) and Dolovich (AAAAI).