British Science Festival: Not Just Skin Deep

by | Aug 31, 2021

The British Science Festival is taking place 7-11 September, celebrating the people, ideas and stories at the heart of science.

Date: Friday 10th September

Time: 17:30 – 18:30

Location: Cramphorn Studio, Chelmsford City Theatres


Eczema and psoriasis are too often seen as minor inconveniences, sorted out with a few dollops of moisturiser and swiftly forgotten.

However, for many, these conditions can have severe and long-lasting impacts, not just on skin, but also mental health. So why is there so little psychological support available for patients battling these chronic conditions?

Join biologist Hephzi Tagoe from GhScientific alongside dermatology researcher Edel O’Toole and Amie Righa as they explore the impact that dry skin conditions can have on body image and what this means in terms of mental wellbeing. They will touch on lived experience and recent research exposing the minimal support for those who are struggling, and why these issues are rarely recognised.


Click here to find out more and to reserve your space!

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