Zenas Yiu, BSc, MBChB, MSc, MRCP, PhD

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Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dermatology and Pharmacoepidemiology


Dr Zenas Yiu is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Dermatology and Pharmacoepidemiology. 

His research interests lie in Pharmacoepidemiology and Evidence-Based Dermatology, and he takes a particular interest in the evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of novel therapeutics for chronic inflammatory skin conditions. He was heavily involved in the systematic review process underpinning the recommendations in the British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for biological therapy for Psoriasis 2017 and the update in 2020, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Evidence-Based Dermatology section in the British Journal of Dermatology.

In 2015, he was awarded a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to pursue his doctorate degree investigating the risk of serious infection in patients with psoriasis on biologic therapies at the University of Manchester. He was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Dermatology Trainee Research Prize in 2018, and the Royal College of Physicians Turner-Warwick Lectureship for the North West region in 2019 for his doctorate research. 

Further information

Academic Foundation Doctor in Dermatology 2009-2011 

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Dermatology 2012-2015

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in Dermatology 2015-2018

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology 2019-2022

Research interests

Drug safety

Treatment effectiveness 

AI in dermatology

Guideline methodology

My collaborations

UoM: Professor Christopher Griffiths, Professor Richard Warren, Professor Darren Ashcroft, Dr Mark Lunt, Dr Steven Zhao

PhD students: Duc Binh Phan, Heber Bright

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Royal College of Physicians

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

European Society for Dermatological Research

British Association of Dermatologists

International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology


Bachelor of Science, Anatomical Sciences (BSc), University of Manchester

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), University of Manchester

Master of Science, Epidemiology (MSc), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

Doctor of Philosophy, Medicine (PhD), University of Manchester

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Research subcommittee member, British Association of Dermatologists

21 Nov 2023 → …

European Dermato-Epidemiology Network steering committee member

1 Nov 2023 → …

Technology Appraisal Committee D member, National Institute For Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE)

1 Nov 2023 → …

Editor, Cochrane Skin

1 Apr 2023 → …

Steering committee member, UK Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative

1 Jul 2022 → …

Steering committee member, British Association of Dermatologists Biologics Register Ltd

5 Jul 2021 → …

Associate Editor for Evidence-based Dermatology section, British Journal of Dermatology

1 Aug 2017 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RL Dermatology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Institute for Data Science and AI


  • Pharmacoepidemiology


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