Who we are
Chris trained in medicine and dermatology in London and Michigan and is Emeritus Professor of Dermatology at the University of Manchester and Adjunct Professor of Dermatology at King's College London. His primary research has led to major advances in the management of the skin disease psoriasis. In recent years, he developed a deep interest in global health exemplified by establishing skincare clinics in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and in the world’s largest refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Su is a dermatologist, working at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London. She grew up in Myanmar and at the age of 15, through the generous sponsorship of her father’s friend, had the life-changing opportunity to attend school in Carmarthen, Wales. She had to leave her family and friends behind, learning English as a second language and adjusting to the lifestyle in the UK (including a lack of sunlight). Appreciating the importance of life opportunities, Su has always had the strong vision of giving back to her home country through the Burma Skincare Initiative.
Stephen is a Jamaican-born barrister who met Su at University and have been best friends since. In their early 20’s, they spoke wistfully of going to Myanmar and of Su’s dream to give back to the country of her birth. He was moved by his visit to Myanmar and struck by the incredible work being undertaken by healthcare workers there. Stephen has a strong commitment to human rights and access to healthcare for all. He is passionate about the charity and the future partnerships with the people in Burma under the mission of the BSI.