Dr Leila Asfour is a UK-trained Consultant dermatologist. Her interest in hair disorders has evolved during her experience in a regional specialist hair clinic led by Dr Harries. She has recently completed an international Hair and scalp disorders fellowship under the mentorship of Professor Sinclair in Melbourne, Australia.
She has been awarded a British Skin Foundation research grant for her project on chemotherapy-induced alopecia. She sits on the panel updating the British Association of Dermatologists’ (BAD) Alopecia Areata guidelines. She has presented nationally and internationally and has received several national awards for her presentations and written work. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters in her areas of interest. She developed the section on ‘medical ethics and law in clinical practice and research’ for the British Association of Dermatologists’ registrar curriculum. She has contributed to the updating of Health Education England e-learning modules on different types of hair loss aimed for GP, junior doctors and dermatology trainees.
She has collaborated with Alopecia UK on a treatment blog and development of national patient leaflets on several hair conditions. She has been involved in the development and recruitment for the Global Registry of Alopecia areata disease Severity and treatment Safety (GRASS) in Australia. She has co-authored a national curriculum for an education platform on alopecia areata and atopic dermatitis for Australian GPs, trainees, specialists and dermatologists. She is an associate editor of the Clinical and Experimental Dermatology journal and communications lead for the British Hair and Nails Society. @leila_asfour