Dr Ian White
Consultant Dermatologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Ian White is a Consultant Dermatologist at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology. He was an undergraduate at Guy’s Hospital Medical School and Registrar in Dermatology at Guy’s before moving to St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Lisle Street, Leicester Square. Here, he was appointed Consultant when Professor Charles Calnan retired. For many years he worked with Etain Cronin and Richard Rycroft in the ‘Contact Clinic’.
Following the relocation of St. John’s to St. Thomas’ Hospital in 1990 (where St. John’s was rebranded ‘St. John’s Institute of Dermatology’), he became involved in scientific advisory activities at the European Commission.
During 25 years at the Commission, he became chairman of Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety, (one of the three non-food public health committees responsible for risk assessment) and was responsible for scientific opinions (some 400) used by risk managers of Member States and for the Commission’s services to derive policy. Working under ‘Independence, Excellence and Transparency’, he was engaged with European Parliamentarians and the Council of Ministers by formal and informal presentations. He was also a member of the Scientific Steering Committee at the Commission.
He has been Chairman of the British and European Societies of Contact Dermatitis and European Environmental & Contact Dermatitis Research Group, advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (Department of Health) and a Past President of the Section of Dermatology RSM and St. John’s Dermatological Society. He is also a member of the MoD Research Ethics Committee.
For many years, he edited Contact Dermatitis and is now editor emeritus of the journal. He has 385 peer reviewed publications.
Unusually for a Dermatologist, he is a FFOM, a chartered chemist and FRSC.