Meet the GRIDD Team

The Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Diseases (GRIDD) project was conceived by the leadership of former GlobalSkin CEO Christine Janus, formulated from decades of experience working in patient-centred dermatology and healthcare.

Today, GlobalSkin has a staff team dedicated to GRIDD and they work closely with the researchers from Cardiff and Hamburg Universities to drive GRIDD through each of its five ambitious phases.


University Medical Center – Hamburg-Eppendorf

Cardiff University

Jennifer Austin
Chief Executive Officer 
Professor of Medicine Matthias Augustin
Co-lead Researcher

Scientific Advisory Board

GRIDD is further supported by a world-class Scientific Advisory Board:

Prof. Ramesha M. Bhat - Father Muller Medical College (India)
Prof. Arnon D. CohenClalit Health Services (Israel)
Prof. Ncoza DlovaNelson R Mandela School of Medicine (South Africa)
Dr. Toshiya EbataThe Jikei University School of Medicine (Japan)
Dr. Cristina EcheverríaECHO Psoriasis (Argentina)
Prof. Andrew FinlayCardiff University (UK)
Dr. Alice GottliebIcahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai (US)
Dr. Luigi NaldiUniversity Pavia (Italy)
Dr. Lone SkovUniversity of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Marc YaleInternational Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (US)

GRIDD Patient Organization Advisory Committee

Love Gifty AfezukeVitiligo Support Bahrain (Bahrain)
Laurence Gallu - Association Pemphigus Pemphigoïde France (APPF) (France)
Ritu JainDEBRA Singapore (Singapore)
Myriam Ben Lamine JarrarAssociation tunisienne du vitiligo (Tunisia)
Gary Hing-kwan Lai Hong Kong Psoriasis Patients Association (Hong Kong)
Ogo Maduewesi Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (Nigeria)
Rachael ManionCanadian Skin Patient Alliance (Canada)
Bill McCue PRP Alliance (USA)
Toni RobertsDEBRA South Africa (South Africa)
Christine RoxburghEczema Outreach Support (UK)
Truong Tran - PSORViet (Vietnam)
Marc Yale - International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (US)