Dr. Tess McPherson brings a wealth of skills to Dipex by joining the Board of trustees. We are also pleased to maintain the charity’s link with the family of our late co-founder Ann McPherson.
Staff and trustees at the Dipex Charity are delighted to welcome Tess McPherson to the Board of trustees.
Dr. Tess McPherson is a Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer at Oxford University Hospitals. Tess has a special interest in providing psychological support to young adults with skin conditions. She runs Oxford’s award-winning paediatric dermatology service and is an elected member of the British Society of Paediatric Dermatology.
Dr. McPherson studied medicine at Cambridge University and The Imperial College School of Medicine. She graduated with Honours and was awarded the undergraduate prize for medicine. Following her studies she lived and worked in various countries overseas. Notably she worked for the World Health Organisation in Guyana where she focused on leprosy and improving care and treatment for elephantiasis.
Tess went on to complete her specialist dermatology training at the University of Oxford as an Academic Clinical Lecturer. At the same time she conducted research into Atopic Eczema at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM). She further specialised in Paediatric Dermatology as a fellow at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Dr. McPherson shares Dipex’s passion for the inclusion of patient voices in education. She has brought in patients as tutors and examiners on the medical course she runs. She also uses patient experiences to support patients and inform best practice. She was the lead clinician on our healthtalk.org resource for young people with skin conditions launched in 2017. It was Tess’s mother, the late Dr. Ann McPherson, who co-founded the charity back in 2001 so we are pleased, not only to benefit from Tess’ considerable skills and experience but also, to continue the family connection to Dipex and healthtalk.org.